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Proverbs 18 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:1 - One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When a wicked person arrives, contempt shows up with him, and with shame comes a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:4 - The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:5 - It is terrible to show partiality to the wicked, by depriving a righteous man of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:7 - The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:8 - The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the person's innermost being.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:9 - The one who is slack in his work is a brother to one who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:10 - The name of the LORD is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:11 - The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:12 - Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 - The one who gives an answer before he listens - that is his folly and his shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:14 - A person's spirit sustains him through sickness - but who can bear a crushed spirit?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:15 - The discerning person acquires knowledge, and the wise person seeks knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - A person's gift makes room for him, and leads him before important people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross-examine him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 - A toss of a coin ends disputes, and settles the issue between strong opponents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:19 - A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:20 - From the fruit of a person's mouth his stomach is satisfied, with the product of his lips is he satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:22 - The one who finds a wife finds what is enjoyable, and receives a pleasurable gift from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:24 - A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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