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Proverbs 18 (WEBP)

[1] A man who isolates himself pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
[2] A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
[3] When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
[4] The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
[5] To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
[6] A fool’s lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
[7] A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
[8] The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person’s innermost parts.
[9] One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
[10] Yahweh’s name is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.
[11] The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
[12] Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.
[13] He who answers before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.
[14] A man’s spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
[15] The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
[16] A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
[17] He who pleads his cause first seems right— until another comes and questions him.
[18] The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.
[19] A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city. Disputes are like the bars of a fortress.
[20] A man’s stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
[21] Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
[22] Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
[23] The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
[24] A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Proverbs 18 (KJVS)

[1] Through desire a man, having separated () himself, seeketh () [and] intermeddleth () with all wisdom .
[2] A fool hath no delight () in understanding , but that his heart may discover () itself.
[3] When the wicked cometh (), [then] cometh () also contempt , and with ignominy reproach .
[4] The words of a man’s mouth [are as] deep waters , [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing () brook .
[5] [It is] not good to accept () the person of the wicked , to overthrow () the righteous in judgment .
[6] A fool’s lips enter () into contention , and his mouth calleth () for strokes .
[7] A fool’s mouth [is] his destruction , and his lips [are] the snare of his soul .
[8] The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds (), and they go down () into the innermost parts of the belly .
[9] He also that is slothful () in his work is brother to him that is a great waster ().
[10] The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower : the righteous runneth () into it, and is safe ().
[11] The rich man’s wealth [is] his strong city , and as an high () wall in his own conceit .
[12] Before destruction the heart of man is haughty (), and before honour [is] humility .
[13] He that answereth () a matter before he heareth () [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.
[14] The spirit of a man will sustain () his infirmity ; but a wounded spirit who can bear ()?
[15] The heart of the prudent () getteth () knowledge ; and the ear of the wise seeketh () knowledge .
[16] A man’s gift maketh room () for him, and bringeth () him before great men .
[17] [He that is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just ; but his neighbour cometh () (8675) () and searcheth () him.
[18] The lot causeth contentions to cease (), and parteth () between the mighty .
[19] A brother offended () [is harder to be won] than a strong city : and [their] contentions () [are] like the bars of a castle .
[20] A man’s belly shall be satisfied () with the fruit of his mouth ; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled ().
[21] Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue : and they that love () it shall eat () the fruit thereof.
[22] [Whoso] findeth () a wife findeth () a good [thing], and obtaineth () favour of the LORD .
[23] The poor () useth () intreaties ; but the rich answereth () roughly .
[24] A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly (): and there is a friend () [that] sticketh closer than a brother .

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 18 (YLT)

[1] For an object of desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.
[2] A fool delighteth not in understanding, But-in uncovering his heart.
[3] With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame-reproach.
[4] Deep waters are the words of a man’s mouth, The fountain of wisdom is a flowing brook.
[5] Acceptance of the face of the wicked is not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.
[6] The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
[7] The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
[8] The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.
[9] He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he is to a destroyer.
[10] A tower of strength is the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high.
[11] The wealth of the rich is the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
[12] Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour is humility.
[13] Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
[14] The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
[15] The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
[16] The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.
[17] Righteous is the first in his own cause, His neighbour cometh and hath searched him.
[18] The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.
[19] A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
[20] From the fruit of a man’s mouth is his belly satisfied, From the increase of his lips he is satisfied.
[21] Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.
[22] Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
[23] With supplications doth the poor speak, And the rich answereth fierce things.
[24] A man with friends is to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!