18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:18

Commentary on Proverbs 18:18

(Read Proverbs 18:18)

It was customary sometimes to refer matters to God, by casting lots, with solemn prayer. The profaning the lot, by using it in matters of diversion, or coveting what belongs to others, forms an objection to this now.