A A A A A
Bible Book List

Proverbs 18Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

18 He who separates himself indulges his desires
    and shows contempt for sound advice of any kind.

A fool takes no pleasure in trying to understand;
    he only wants to express his own opinion.

When a wicked person comes, contempt comes too,
    and with disdain, provocation.

The words of a man’s mouth are deep water,
    a gushing torrent, a fountain of wisdom.

It is not good to be partial to the guilty
    and thus deprive the innocent of justice.

A fool’s words get him into fights;
    yes, his mouth calls out for a beating.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin;
    his words are a trap for him.
A slanderer’s words are tasty morsels;
    they slide right down into the belly.

Whoever is lazy in doing his work
    is brother to the destroyer.

10 The name of Adonai is a strong tower;
    a righteous person runs to it and is raised high [above danger].
11 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city,
    like a high wall, in his own imagination.

12 Before being ruined, a person’s heart is proud;
    before being honored, a person must be humble.

13 To answer someone before hearing him out
    is both stupid and embarrassing.

14 A person’s spirit can sustain him when ill,
    but a crushed spirit — who can bear it?

15 The mind of a person with discernment gets knowledge,
    and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

16 A person’s gift clears his way
    and gives him access to the great.

17 The first to state his case seems right,
    till the other one comes and cross-examines.
18 Casting lots puts an end to strife
    and separates powerful disputants.

19 It is harder to win an offended brother than a strong city;
    their fights are like the bars of a fortress.

20 A person’s belly will be filled with the fruit of his mouth;
    with what his lips produce he will be filled.
21 The tongue has power over life and death;
    those who indulge it must eat its fruit.

22 He who finds a wife finds a great good;
    he has won the favor of Adonai.

23 The poor man speaks beseechingly,
    the rich man’s answer is blunt.

24 Some “friends” pretend to be friends,
    but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Complete Jewish Study Bible, Flexisoft Leather,   Dark Blue
The Complete Jewish Study Bible, Flexisoft Leather, Dark Blue
Retail: $79.95
Our Price: $46.99Save: $32.96 (41%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes