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Proverbs 18

NRS 1 The one who lives alone is self-indulgent, showing contempt for all who have sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NRS 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NRS 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NRS 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NRS 5 It is not right to be partial to the guilty, or to subvert the innocent in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NRS 6 A fool's lips bring strife, and a fool's mouth invites a flogging. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NRS 7 The mouths of fools are their ruin, and their lips a snare to themselves. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NRS 8 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NRS 9 One who is slack in work is close kin to a vandal. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NRS 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NRS 11 The wealth of the rich is their strong city; in their imagination it is like a high wall. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NRS 12 Before destruction one's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NRS 13 If one gives answer before hearing, it is folly and shame. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NRS 14 The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit—who can bear? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NRS 15 An intelligent mind 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. NRS 16 A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. NRS 17 The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NRS 18 Casting the lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NRS 19 An ally offended is stronger than a city; such quarreling is 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. NRS 20 From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied; the yield of the lips brings satisfaction. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NRS 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NRS 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. NRS 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NRS 24 Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. 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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