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Proverbs 17

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PROV 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

PROV 17:2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, And shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.

PROV 17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, But Yahweh tests the hearts.

PROV 17:4 An evil-doer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

PROV 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

PROV 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; The glory of children are their parents.

PROV 17:7 Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, Much less do lying lips fit a prince.

PROV 17:8 A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

PROV 17:9 He who covers an offense promotes love; But he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

PROV 17:10 A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred lashes into a fool.

PROV 17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

PROV 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.

PROV 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.

PROV 17:14 The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, Therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

PROV 17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

PROV 17:16 Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he has no understanding?

PROV 17:17 A friend loves at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

PROV 17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, And becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.

PROV 17:19 He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

PROV 17:20 One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, And one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.

PROV 17:21 He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.

PROV 17:22 A cheerful heart makes good medicine, But a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

PROV 17:23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, To pervert the ways of justice.

PROV 17:24 Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

PROV 17:25 A foolish son brings grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.

PROV 17:26 Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to flog officials for their integrity.

PROV 17:27 He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.

PROV 17:28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

 

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