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Proverbs 17

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PROV 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

PROV 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

PROV 17:3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

PROV 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

PROV 17:5 He that mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

PROV 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.

PROV 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

PROV 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

PROV 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

PROV 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.

PROV 17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

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

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

PROV 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore withdraw from contention, before it be meddled with.

PROV 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

PROV 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

PROV 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

PROV 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

PROV 17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

PROV 17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

PROV 17:21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

PROV 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

PROV 17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

PROV 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

PROV 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

PROV 17:26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

PROV 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

PROV 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.