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Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 18

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Proverbs 18

NIRV 1 A person who isn't friendly looks out only for himself. He opposes all good sense. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NIRV 2 A foolish person doesn't want to understand. He takes delight in saying only what he thinks. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NIRV 3 People hate it when evil comes. And they refuse to honor those who bring shame. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NIRV 4 The words of a person's mouth are like deep water. But the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing stream. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NIRV 5 It isn't good to favor those who do wrong. And it isn't good to hold back what is fair from those who aren't guilty. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NIRV 6 What a foolish person says leads to arguing. He is just asking for a beating. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NIRV 7 The words of a foolish person drag him down. He is trapped by what he says. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NIRV 8 The words of anyone who talks about others are like tasty bites of food. They go deep down inside you. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NIRV 9 Anyone who doesn't want to work is like someone who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NIRV 10 The name of the LORD is like a strong tower. Godly people run to it and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NIRV 11 The wealth of rich people is like a city that makes them feel safe. They think of it as a city with walls that can't be climbed. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NIRV 12 If a man's heart is proud, he will be destroyed. So don't be proud if you want to be honored. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIRV 13 To answer before listening is foolish and shameful. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NIRV 14 A man's cheerful heart gives him strength when he is sick. You can't keep going if you have a broken spirit. NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NIRV 15 Those whose hearts understand what is right get knowledge. The ears of those who are wise listen for it. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. NIRV 16 A gift opens the way for the one who gives it. It helps him meet important people. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. NIRV 17 The first one to tell his case seems right. Then someone else comes forward and questions him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NIRV 18 Casting lots will put a stop to arguing. It will keep the strongest enemies apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIRV 19 A broken friendship is harder to deal with than a city that has high walls around it. And arguing is like the locked gates of a mighty city. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NIRV 20 A man can fill his stomach with what he says. The words from his lips can satisfy him. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NIRV 21 Your tongue has the power of life and death. Those who love to talk will eat the fruit of their words. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NIRV 22 The one who finds a wife finds what is good. He receives favor from the Lord. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NIRV 23 Poor people beg for mercy. But rich people answer in a mean way. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NIRV 24 Even a man who has many companions can be destroyed. 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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