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Proverbs 18

KJV 1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. KJV 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. KJV 3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. KJV 4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. KJV 5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. KJV 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. KJV 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. KJV 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. KJV 9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. KJV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. KJV 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. KJV 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. KJV 13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. KJV 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? KJV 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. KJV 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. KJV 17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. KJV 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. KJV 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions 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. KJV 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. KJV 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. KJV 22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. KJV 23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. KJV 24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh 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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