Proverbs 18:18
Good News Translation
If two powerful people are opposing each other in court, casting lots can settle the issue.

Contemporary English Version
Drawing straws is one way to settle a difficult case.

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

New American Bible
The lot puts an end to disputes, and decides a controversy between the mighty.

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The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty.

Proverbs 16:33 Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.

Joshua 14:2 Dividing all by lot, as the Lord had commanded the hand of Moses, to the nine tribes, and the half tribe.

1 Samuel 10:21 And he brought the tribe of Benjamin and the kindreds thereof, and the lot fell upon the kindred of Metri, and it came to Saul, the son of Cis. They sought him therefore, and he was not found.

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

1 Chronicles 6:63 And to the sons of Merari by their families out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, they gave by lot twelve cities.

1 Chronicles 24:31 And they also cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron before David the king, and Sadoc, and Ahimelech, and the princes of the priestly and Levitical families, both the elder and the younger. The lot divided all equally.

Nehemiah 11:1 And the princes of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: but the rest of the people cast lots, to take one part in ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the other cities.

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
17The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him. 18The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty.19A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:33
Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.

Proverbs 18:17
The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him.

Proverbs 18:19
A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.

Additional Translations
Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates strong opponents.The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty.

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

A silent man quells strifes, and determines between great powers.

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

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

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

The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.

The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.
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