Proverbs 18 All Verses from NIV
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked
and so deprive the innocent of justice.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife,
and their mouths invite a beating.
9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
for the ears of the wise seek it out.
17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,
until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the Lord.
24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.