New Living Translation
Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.
King James Bible
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.
World English Bible
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
For an object of desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:1 Desire - Thro' desire of wisdom, a man having separated himself from the company, and noise, and business of the world, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom, uses all diligence, that he may search and find out all solid knowledge and true wisdom.
LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
My child, don't lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them,
Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine.
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