Proverbs 17 CSB

1 Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.a

References for Proverbs 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Pr 21:9,19; 25:24
      2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers.
      3 A crucible is for silver and a smelter for gold, but the Lord is a tester of hearts.b

      References for Proverbs 17:3

        • b 17:3 - Pr 16:2; 21:2; Isa 48:10
          4 A wicked person listens to malicious talk;c a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

          References for Proverbs 17:4

            • c 17:4 - Lit to lips of iniquity
              5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker,d and one who rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.e

              References for Proverbs 17:5

                • d 17:5 - Pr 14:31; 21:13
                • e 17:5 - Lm 1:21-22; Ezk 25:6-7; 35:15
                  6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.
                  7 Excessive speech is not appropriate on a fool's lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.
                  8 A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.f

                  References for Proverbs 17:8

                    • f 17:8 - Pr 18:16; 19:6; 21:14
                      9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.g

                      References for Proverbs 17:9

                        • g 17:9 - Pr 11:13; 16:28; Lv 19:16; Ps 101:5; 1 Pt 4:8
                          10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
                          11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messengerh will be sent against him.

                          References for Proverbs 17:11

                            • h 17:11 - Or a merciless angel; Ps 78:49
                              12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.
                              13 If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.
                              14 To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.i

                              References for Proverbs 17:14

                                  15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just- both are detestable to the Lord.j

                                  References for Proverbs 17:15

                                    • j 17:15 - Pr 17:26; 18:5; 24:23-24
                                      16 Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?k

                                      References for Proverbs 17:16

                                        • k 17:16 - Pr 4:5,7; 18:15
                                          17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.l

                                          References for Proverbs 17:17

                                            • l 17:17 - Pr 18:24; 27:10
                                              18 One without sense enters an agreementm and puts up security for his friend.n

                                              References for Proverbs 17:18

                                                • m 17:18 - Lit sense shakes hands
                                                • n 17:18 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 22:26
                                                  19 One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.o

                                                  References for Proverbs 17:19

                                                    • o 17:19 - Pr 13:10; 16:18; 29:22
                                                      20 One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.p

                                                      References for Proverbs 17:20

                                                          21 A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.q

                                                          References for Proverbs 17:21

                                                            • q 17:21 - Pr 10:1; 17:25; 23:24-25
                                                              22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.r

                                                              References for Proverbs 17:22

                                                                • r 17:22 - Pr 14:30; 15:13; 18:14
                                                                  23 A wicked man secretly takes a bribe to subvert the course of justice.s

                                                                  References for Proverbs 17:23

                                                                    • s 17:23 - Pr 18:5; Dt 16:19; Ps 15:5
                                                                      24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
                                                                      25 A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.t

                                                                      References for Proverbs 17:25

                                                                        • t 17:25 - Pr 10:1; 17:21; 19:13
                                                                          26 It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person, or to beat a noble for his honesty.u v

                                                                          References for Proverbs 17:26

                                                                            • u 17:26 - Or noble unfairly
                                                                            • v 17:26 - Pr 17:15; 18:5; 24:23-24
                                                                              27 The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool headw is a man of understanding.

                                                                              References for Proverbs 17:27

                                                                                  28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning, when he seals his lips.x

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 17:28

                                                                                    • x 17:28 - Pr 10:19; Jms 1:19; 3:2