Proverbs 17


17:1 Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a
 house full of sacrifices [with] strife.
17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth
 shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the
 brethren.
17:3 The fining-pot [is] for silver, and the furnace for gold:
 but the LORD trieth the hearts.
17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: [and] a liar
 giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
17:5 He that mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; [and] he
 that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
17:6 Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the
 glory of children [is] their fathers.
17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying
 lips a prince.
17:8 A gift [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that
 hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that
 repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.
17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred
 stripes into a fool.
17:11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel
 messenger shall be sent against him.
17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a
 fool in his folly.
17:13 Whoever rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart
 from his house.
17:14 The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out
 water: therefore withdraw from contention, before it be meddled
 with.
17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the
 just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
17:16 Why [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get
 wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?
17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for
 adversity.
17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, [and] becometh
 surety in the presence of his friend.
17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that
 exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that
 hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
17:21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the
 father of a fool hath no joy.
17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken
 spirit drieth the bones.
17:23 A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert
 the ways of judgment.
17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the
 eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
17:25 A foolish son [is] a grief to his father, and bitterness
 to her that bore him.
17:26 Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike
 princes for equity.
17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of
 understanding is of an excellent spirit.
17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
 [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of
 understanding.
 
 

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