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

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:1

New International Version

181 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

English Standard Version

181 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

The Message

181 Loners who care only for themselves spit on the common good.

New King James Version

181 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.

New Living Translation

181 Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:1

Commentary on Proverbs 18:1

(Read Proverbs 18:1)

If we would get knowledge and grace, we must try all methods of improving ourselves.