Proverbs 18:1-3

1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.

Proverbs 18:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
ESV
1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.
NLT
1 Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.
MSG
1 Loners who care only for themselves spit on the common good.
CSB
1 One who isolates himself pursues [selfish] desires; he rebels against all sound judgment.

Proverbs 18:1-3 In-Context

1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.
4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 12:23
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