Proverbs 18:18
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English Standard Version
The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

We place together Proverbs 18:12-19, in which the figure of a secure fortress returns:

Proverbs 18:12

This proverb is connected with the preceding of the rich man who trusts in his mammon.

Before destruction the heat of man is haughty;

And humility goeth before honour.

Line first is a variation of Proverbs 16:18, and line second is similar to Proverbs 15:33.

Proverbs 18:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Joshua 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

1 Samuel 10:21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken...

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

1 Chronicles 6:63 To the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad...

1 Chronicles 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech...

Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelled at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots...

Cross References
Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Proverbs 18:17
The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.

Proverbs 18:19
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

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