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Proverbs 18 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:1 - An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:4 - The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:5 - It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:7 - The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:8 - The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:9 - One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:10 - The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:11 - The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:12 - Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 - To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:14 - The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:15 - The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 - Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:19 - A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:20 - From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:21 - The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:22 - He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:24 - One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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