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Proverbs 18:1–2

Whoever yisolates himself seeks his own desire;

he breaks out against all sound judgment.

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only zin expressing his opinion.

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Proverbs 18:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends

and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding

but delight in airing their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh

And intermeddleth with all wisdom.

A fool hath no delight in understanding,

But that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Unfriendly people care only about themselves;

they lash out at common sense.

Fools have no interest in understanding;

they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;

He rages against all wise judgment.

A fool has no delight in understanding,

But in expressing his own heart.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Unfriendly people are selfish

and hate all good sense.

Fools do not want to understand anything.

They only want to tell others what they think.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire,

And rageth against all sound wisdom.

A fool hath no delight in understanding,

But only that his heart may reveal itself.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A loner is out to get what he wants for himself. 

He opposes all sound reasoning. 

A fool does not find joy in understanding 

but only in expressing his own opinion. 

Proverbs 18:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires;

he rebels against all sound judgment.

A fool does not delight in understanding,

but only wants to show off his opinions.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The one who lives alone is self-indulgent,

showing contempt for all who have sound judgment.

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only in expressing personal opinion.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He who is selfish seeks a craving;

against all sound judgment he shows contempt.

A fool will not take pleasure in understanding,

but in expressing his heart.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

A person who isn’t friendly looks out only for himself.

He opposes all good sense.

A foolish person doesn’t want to understand.

He takes delight in saying only what he thinks.

Proverbs 18:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He who separates himself seeks his own desire,

He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

A fool does not delight in understanding,

But only in revealing his own mind.


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