Proverbs 18:1
Good News Translation
People who do not get along with others are interested only in themselves; they will disagree with what everyone else knows is right.

Contemporary English Version
It's selfish and stupid to think only of yourself and to sneer at people who have sense.

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

New American Bible
One who is alienated seeks a pretext, with all persistence picks a quarrel.

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He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach.

seeketh

Proverbs 2:1-6 That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know prudence. . . .

Matthew 13:11,44 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .

Mark 4:11 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables:

Ephesians 5:15-17 See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise, . . .

intermeddleth

Proverbs 14:10 The heart that knoweth the bitterness of his own soul, in his joy the stranger shall not intermeddle.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.

Proverbs 20:3,19 It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches. . . .

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear the Lord, and the king: and have nothing to do with detractors.

Proverbs 26:17 As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.

Isaiah 26:8,9 And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul. . . .

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of jesters, nor did I make a boast of the presence of thy hand: I sat alone, because thou hast filled me with threats.

Matthew 22:35 And one of them, a doctor of the law, asked him, tempting him:

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
1He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach.2A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.

Proverbs 8:14
By me kings reign, and lawgivers decree just things.

Additional Translations
He who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound judgment.Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

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

A man who wishes to separate from friends seeks excuses; but at all times he will be liable to reproach.

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

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

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

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

For an object of desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.
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