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Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 18

Holman Christian Standard Bible

New International Version

Proverbs 18

CSB 1 One who isolates himself pursues [selfish] desires; he rebels against all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. CSB 2 A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. CSB 3 When a wicked man comes, shame does also, and along with dishonor, disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. CSB 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. CSB 5 It is not good to show partiality to the guilty by perverting the justice due the innocent. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. CSB 6 A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. CSB 7 A fool's mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. CSB 8 A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. CSB 9 The one who is truly lazy in his work is brother to a vandal. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. CSB 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. CSB 11 A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his 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. CSB 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but before honor comes humility. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. CSB 13 The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. CSB 14 A man's spirit can endure sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? CSB 15 The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. CSB 16 A gift opens doors for a man and brings him before the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. CSB 17 The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. CSB 18 [Casting] the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. CSB 19 An offended brother is [harder to reach] than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. CSB 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is satisfied; he is filled 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. CSB 21 Life and death 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. CSB 22 A man 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. CSB 23 The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. CSB 24 A man with many friends may be harmed, but there is a friend who stays 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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