Proverbs - 18

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1.gphpe;JNghfpwtd; jd; ,r;irapd;gb nra;ag;ghh;f;fpwhd;> vy;yh Qhdj;jpYk; jiyapl;Lf;nfhs;Sfpwhd;.
 HE WHO willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment.
2.%ld; Qhdj;jpy; gphpaq;nfhs;shky;> jd; kdjpYs;sitfis ntspg;gLj;jg; gphpag;gLfpwhd;.
 A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.
3.Jd;khh;f;fd; tu mtkhdk; tUk;@ mtkhdj;NjhNl epe;ijAk; tUk;.
 When the wicked comes in [to the depth of evil], he becomes a contemptuous despiser [of all that is pure and good], and with inner baseness comes outer shame and reproach.
4.kD\Dila tha;nkhopfs; Mokhd [yk;NghypUf;Fk;@ Qhdj;jpd; Cw;W gha;fpw Mw;iwg;NghypUf;Fk;.
 The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
5.tof;fpNy ePjpkhidj; Njhw;fbf;fpwjw;F> Jd;khh;f;fDf;F Kfjhl;rpzpak;gz;ZtJ ey;yjy;y.
 To respect the person of the wicked and be partial to him, so as to deprive the [consistently] righteous of justice, is not good.
6.%lDila cjLfs; tpthjj;jpy; EioAk;> mjd; tha; mbfis tutiof;Fk;.
 A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.
7.%lDila tha; mtDf;Ff; NfL> mtd; cjLfs; mtd; Mj;JkhTf;Ff; fz;zp.
 A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.
8.Nfhs;fhuDila thh;j;ijfs; tpisahl;Lg;NghypUf;Fk;> MdhYk; mitfs; cs;sj;jpw;Fs; ijf;Fk;.
 The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
9.jd;Ntiyapy; mrjpahapUg;gtd; mopk;gDf;Fr; rNfhjud;.
 He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide.
10.fh;j;jhpd; ehkk; gyj;j JUfk;@ ePjpkhd; mjw;Fs; Xbr; RfkhapUg;ghd;.
 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.
11.IRthpathDila nghUs; mtDf;F muzhd gl;lzk;@ mJ mtd; vz;zj;jpy; cah;e;j kjpy;Nghypf;Fk;.
 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high protecting wall in his own imagination and conceit.
12.mopT tUKd; kD\Dila ,Ujak; ,Wkhg;ghapUf;Fk;@ Nkd;ikf;F Kd;dhdJ jho;ik.
 Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor.
13.fhhpaj;ijf; Nfl;FKd; cj;juk; nrhy;YfpwtDf;F> mJ Gj;jpaPdKk; ntl;fKkhapUf;Fk;.
 He who answers a matter before he hears the facts--it is folly and shame to him.
14.kD\Dila Mtp mtd; gytPdj;ijj; jhq;Fk;@ Kwpe;jMtp ahuhy; jhq;ff;$Lk;?
 The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?
15.Gj;jpkhDila kdk; mwpitr;rk;ghjpf;Fk;@ Qhdpapd; nrtp mwpit ehLk;.
 The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.
16.xUtd; nfhLf;Fk; ntFkjp mtDf;F topAz;lhf;fp> nghpNahh;fSf;F Kd;ghf mtidf; nfhz;LNgha;tpLk;.
 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
17.jd; tof;fpNy Kjy;NgRfpwtd; ePjpkhd;Nghy; fhzg;gLthd;@ mtd; mayhNdh te;J mtidg; ghpNrhjpf;fpwhd;.
 He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him.
18.rPl;Lg;NghLjy; tpNuhjq;fis xopj;J> gythd;fs; eLNt rpf;fWf;Fk;.
 To cast lots puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders.
19.muzhd gl;lzj;ij trg;gLj;Jtijg;ghh;f;fpYk; Nfhgq;nfhz;l rNfhjuid trg;gLj;JtJ mhpJ@ mth;fSila tpNuhjq;fs; Nfhl;ilj;jho;g;ghs;fs;NghypUf;Fk;.
 A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle.
20.mtdtd; thapd; gydhy; mtdtd; tapW epuk;Gk;@ mtdtd; cjLfspd; tpistpdhy; mtdtd; jpUg;jpahthd;.
 A man's [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil].
21.kuzKk; [PtDk; ehtpd; mjpfhuj;jpypUf;Fk;@ mjpy; gphpag;gLfpwth;fs; mjpd; fdpiag; Grpg;ghh;fs;.
 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
22.kidtpiaf; fz;lilfpwtd; ed;ikahdijf; fz;lilfpwhd;@ fh;j;juhy; jiaAk; ngw;Wf;nfhs;Sfpwhd;.
 He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
23.jhpj;jpud; nfQ;rpf;Nfl;fpwhd;@ IRthpathd; fbdkha; cj;juT nfhLf;fpwhd;.
 The poor man uses entreaties, but the rich answers roughly.
24.rpNefpjUs;std; rpNefk; ghuhl;lNtz;Lk;@ rNfhjudpYk; mjpf nrhe;jkha;r; rpNefpg;gtDKz;L.
 The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.