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Proverbs 18

NLT 1 Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NLT 2 Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NLT 3 Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NLT 4 Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NLT 5 It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NLT 6 Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NLT 7 The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NLT 8 Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NLT 9 A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NLT 10 The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly 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. NLT 11 The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NLT 12 Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NLT 13 Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NLT 14 The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NLT 15 Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. NLT 16 Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people! NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. NLT 17 The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NLT 18 Flipping a coin can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NLT 19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NLT 20 Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NLT 21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NLT 22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD . NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NLT 23 The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NLT 24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend 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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