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Proverbs 18

HNV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, And defies all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. HNV 2 A fool has no delight in understanding, But only in broadcasting his own opinion. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. HNV 3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, And with shame comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. HNV 4 The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. HNV 5 To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, Nor to deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. HNV 6 A fool's lips come into strife, And his mouth invites beatings. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. HNV 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are a snare to his soul. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. HNV 8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: They go down into a person's innermost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. HNV 9 One who is slack in his work Is brother to him who is a master of destruction. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. HNV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: The righteous run to him, and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. HNV 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, Like an unscalable wall in his own imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. HNV 12 Before destruction the heart of man is proud, But before honor is humility. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. HNV 13 He who gives answer before he hears, That is folly and shame to him. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. HNV 14 A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, But a crushed spirit who can bear? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? HNV 15 The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. HNV 16 A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. HNV 17 He who pleads his cause first seems right; Until another comes and questions him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. HNV 18 The lot settles disputes, And keeps strong ones apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. HNV 19 A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; And disputes are like the bars of a castle. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. HNV 20 A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. HNV 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; Those who love it will eat its fruit. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. HNV 22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor of the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. HNV 23 The poor pleads for mercy, But the rich answers harshly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. HNV 24 A man of many companions may be ruined, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. NIV 24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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