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