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Proverbs 18

NAS 1 He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NAS 2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NAS 3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NAS 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NAS 5 To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NAS 6 A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NAS 7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, 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. NAS 8 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NAS 9 He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NAS 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NAS 11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high 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. NAS 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NAS 13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NAS 14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NAS 15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And 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. NAS 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. NAS 17 The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NAS 18 The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NAS 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NAS 20 With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NAS 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And 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. NAS 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD . NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NAS 23 The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NAS 24 A man of too many friends comes to ruin, 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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