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Chapter
Proverbs 17

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 17

Proverbs 17:1

Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices [with] strife.

Proverbs 17:2

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

Proverbs 17:3

The fining pot [is] for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; [and] a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs 17:5

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: [and] he that is glad at calamities 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 gift [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 repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.

Proverbs 17:10

A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an 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 it be meddled with.

Proverbs 17:15

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 17:16

Wherefore [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?

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 friend.

Proverbs 17:19

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Proverbs 17:20

He that hath a froward 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 merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom [is] before 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 just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes for equity.

Proverbs 17:27

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 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.