Proverbs 18:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

New Living Translation
Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.

English Standard Version
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

New American Standard Bible
He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

King James Bible
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound judgment.

International Standard Version
Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.

NET Bible
One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.

New Heart English Bible
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In his idleness one meditates on lust and mocks at good instruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A loner is out to get what he wants for himself. He opposes all sound reasoning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, And snarlest against all sound wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
            He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever goes astray seeks according to his own lust and shall meddle with every doctrine.

King James 2000 Bible
A man, having separated himself, seeks his own desire, and rages against all sound wisdom.

American King James Version
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

American Standard Version
He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath a mind to depart from a friend seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach.

Darby Bible Translation
He that separateth himself seeketh [his] pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.

English Revised Version
He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, and rageth against all sound wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

World English Bible
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
For an object of desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1 If we would get knowledge and grace, we must try all methods of improving ourselves. 2. Those make nothing to purpose, of learning or religion, whose only design is to have something to make a show with. 3. As soon as sin entered, shame followed.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
1He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. 2A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 8:14
"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
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Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

seeketh

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intermeddleth

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Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them …

Proverbs 26:17 He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, …

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone …

Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting …

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