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Proverbs Chapter 17 (Index)

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

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

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

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

005  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

006  Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

007  Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

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

009  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

010  A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

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

012  Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

013  Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

014  The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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

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

017  A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

018  A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

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

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

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

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

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

024  Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

025  A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

026  Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

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

028  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.