Proverbs 18:18
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New International Version
Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.

New Living Translation
Flipping a coin can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents.

English Standard Version
The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.

New American Standard Bible
The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.

King James Bible
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.

International Standard Version
Casting dice settles a dispute, deciding between strong contenders.

NET Bible
A toss of a coin ends disputes, and settles the issue between strong opponents.

New Heart English Bible
The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lots resolve a dispute and divide between the strong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Flipping a coin ends quarrels and settles [issues] between powerful people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lot causeth strife to cease, And parteth asunder the contentious.

New American Standard 1977
The lot puts an end to contentions,
            And decides between the mighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The lot causes contentions to cease and decides between the mighty.

King James 2000 Bible
The lot causes contentions to cease, and decides between the mighty.

American King James Version
The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty.

American Standard Version
The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

English Revised Version
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

World English Bible
The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.

Young's Literal Translation
The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:17. It is well to listen to our enemies, that we may form a better judgment of ourselves. 18. It was customary sometimes to refer matters to God, by casting lots, with solemn prayer. The profaning the lot, by using it in matters of diversion, or coveting what belongs to others, forms an objection to this now.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
17The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him. 18The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.

Proverbs 18:17
The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.

Proverbs 18:19
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
Treasury of Scripture

The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty.

Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Joshua 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of …

1 Samuel 10:21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, …

1 Samuel 14:42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

1 Chronicles 6:63 To the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, …

1 Chronicles 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brothers the sons of …

Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelled at Jerusalem: the rest of the …

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