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Proverbs 17

     
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Proverbs 17:1   Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
   
Proverbs 17:2   A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
   
Proverbs 17:3   The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts.
   
Proverbs 17:4   An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
   
Proverbs 17:5   Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
   
Proverbs 17:6   Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.
   
Proverbs 17:7   Excellent speech becometh not a fool; Much less do lying lips a prince.
   
Proverbs 17:8   A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
   
Proverbs 17:9   He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
   
Proverbs 17:10   A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool.
   
Proverbs 17:11   An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
   
Proverbs 17:12   Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.
   
Proverbs 17:13   Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.
   
Proverbs 17:14   The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.
   
Proverbs 17:15   He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
   
Proverbs 17:16   Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?
   
Proverbs 17:17   A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.
   
Proverbs 17:18   A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.
   
Proverbs 17:19   He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.
   
Proverbs 17:20   He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good; And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
   
Proverbs 17:21   He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; And the father of a fool hath no joy.
   
Proverbs 17:22   A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
   
Proverbs 17:23   A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.
   
Proverbs 17:24   Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
   
Proverbs 17:25   A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.
   
Proverbs 17:26   Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.
   
Proverbs 17:27   He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
   
Proverbs 17:28   Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.
     
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