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Proverbs 17

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

Proverbs 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.

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

Proverbs 17:4  
An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

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

Proverbs 17:6  
Children’s children are the crown of old men; the glory of children is their parents.

Proverbs 17:7  
Excellent speech isn’t fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proverbs 17:20  
One who has a perverse heart doesn’t find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.

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

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

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

Proverbs 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.

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

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

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

Proverbs 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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