Proverbs Chapter 18 World English Bible

Proverbs 18:1

An unfriendly man 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

The name of Yahweh 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 gives answer 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; And disputes are like the bars of a castle.

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.