181 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
181 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
181 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.
181 Loners who care only for themselves spit on the common good.
181 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.
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.