| Proverbs 18 - Versions
| Proverbs 18 Text (WEB)
- An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
- A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
- When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
- The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
- To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
- A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
- A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
- The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.
- One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
- The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.
- The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
- Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.
- He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.
- A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
- The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
- A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
- He who pleads his cause first seems right; until another comes and questions him.
- The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.
- A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.
- A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
- Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
- Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
- The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
- A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
| Proverbs 18 Text (Hebrew)
- לתאוה יבקש נפרד בכל־תושיה יתגלע׃
- לא־יחפץ כסיל בתבונה כי אם־בהתגלות לבו׃
- בבוא־רשע בא גם־בוז ועם־קלון חרפה׃
- מים עמקים דברי פי־איש נחל נבע מקור חכמה׃
- שאת פני־רשע לא־טוב להטות צדיק במשפט׃
- שפתי כסיל יבאו בריב ופיו למהלמות יקרא׃
- פי־כסיל מחתה־לו ושפתיו מוקש נפשו׃
- דברי נרגן כמתלהמים והם ירדו חדרי־בטן׃
- גם מתרפה במלאכתו אח הוא לבעל משחית׃
- מגדל־עז שם יהוה בו־ירוץ צדיק ונשגב׃
- הון עשיר קרית עזו וכחומה נשגבה במשכיתו׃
- לפני־שבר יגבה לב־איש ולפני כבוד ענוה׃
- משיב דבר בטרם ישמע אולת היא־לו וכלמה׃
- רוח־איש יכלכל מחלהו ורוח נכאה מי ישאנה׃
- לב נבון יקנה־דעת ואזן חכמים תבקש־דעת׃
- מתן אדם ירחיב לו ולפני גדלים ינחנו׃
- צדיק הראשון בריבו ־רעהו וחקרו׃
- מדינים ישבית הגורל ובין עצומים יפריד׃
- אח נפשע מקרית־עז כבריח ארמון׃
- מפרי פי־איש תשבע בטנו תבואת שפתיו ישבע׃
- מות וחיים ביד־לשון ואהביה יאכל פריה׃
- מצא אשה מצא טוב ויפק רצון מיהוה׃
- תחנונים ידבר־רש ועשיר יענה עזות׃
- איש רעים להתרעע ויש אהב דבק מאח׃
| Proverbs 18 Text (Latin)
- Occasiones quærit qui vult recedere ab amico, omni tempore erit exprobrabilis.
- Non recipit stultus verba prudentiæ, nisi ea dixeris quæ versantur in corde ejus.
- Impius, cum in profundum venerit peccatorum, contemnit ; sed sequitur eum ignominia et opprobrium.
- Aqua profunda verba ex ore viri, et torrens redundans fons sapientiæ.
- Accipere personam impii non est bonum, ut declines a veritate judicii.
- Labia stulti miscent se rixis, et os ejus jurgia provocat.
- Os stulti contritio ejus, et labia ipsius ruina animæ ejus.
- Verba bilinguis quasi simplicia, et ipsa perveniunt usque ad interiora ventris. Pigrum dejicit timor ; animæ autem effeminatorum esurient.
- Qui mollis et dissolutus est in opere suo frater est sua opera dissipantis.
- Turris fortissima nomen Domini ; ad ipsum currit justus, et exaltabitur.
- Substantia divitis urbs roboris ejus, et quasi murus validus circumdans eum.
- Antequam conteratur, exaltatur cor hominis, et antequam glorificetur, humiliatur.
- Qui prius respondet quam audiat, stultum se esse demonstrat et confusione dignum.
- Spiritus viri sustentat imbecillitatem suam ; spiritum vero ad irascendum facilem quis poterit sustinere ?
- Cor prudens possidebit scientiam, et auris sapientium quærit doctrinam.
- Donum hominis dilatat viam ejus, et ante principes spatium ei facit.
- Justus prior est accusator sui : venit amicus ejus, et investigabit eum.
- Contradictiones comprimit sors, et inter potentes quoque dijudicat.
- Frater qui adjuvatur a fratre quasi civitas firma, et judicia quasi vectes urbium.
- De fructu oris viri replebitur venter ejus, et genimina labiorum ipsius saturabunt eum.
- Mors et vita in manu linguæ ; qui diligunt eam comedent fructus ejus.
- Qui invenit mulierem bonam invenit bonum, et hauriet jucunditatem a Domino. Qui expellit mulierem bonam expellit bonum ; qui autem tenet adulteram stultus est et impius.
- Cum obsecrationibus loquetur pauper, et dives effabitur rigide.
- Vir amabilis ad societatem magis amicus erit quam frater.
| Proverbs 18 Text (KJV)
- Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
- A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
- When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
- It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
- A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
- A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
- The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
- He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
- The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
- Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
- He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
- The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
- The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
- He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
- The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
- A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
- A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
- Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
- Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
- The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
- A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
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