Proverbs 18:1
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English Standard Version
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

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

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.

Proverbs 18:1 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 Bribery from the bosom the godless receiveth,

     To pervert the ways of justice.

Regarding שׂחד, vid., Proverbs 17:8. The idea of this word, as well as the clause containing the purpose, demand for the רשׁע a high judicial or administrative post. The bosom, חק (חיק), is, as Proverbs 16:23, that of the clothing. From the bosom, מחק, where it was kept concealed, the gift is brought forth, and is given into the bosom, בּחק, Proverbs 21:14, of him whose favour is to be obtained - an event taking place under four eyes, which purposely withdraws itself from the observation of any third person. Since this is done to give to the course of justice a direction contrary to rectitude, the giver of the bribe has not right on his side; and, under the circumstances, the favourable decision which he purchases may be at once the unrighteous sentence of a צדיק, accusing him, or accused by him, Proverbs 18:5.

Proverbs 18:1 Parallel Commentaries

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seeketh

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intermeddleth

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Proverbs 20:3,19 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling...

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Proverbs 26:17 He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name...

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation.

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

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