Proverbs 17 DBY

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

References for Proverbs 17:1

    • đ 17:1 - Lit. 'sacrifices,' Zevach: see Note, Deut. 12.21.
      2 A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
      3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.
      4 The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar b giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

      References for Proverbs 17:4

        • Ē 17:4 - Lit. 'falsehood.'
          5 Whoso mocketh a poor [man] reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
          6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
          7 Excellent speech c becometh not a vile [man]; d how much less do lying lips a noble!

          References for Proverbs 17:7

            • ē 17:7 - Lit. 'lip.'
            • Ĕ 17:7 - Or 'a fool,' Nabal: see ch 1.7. As Ps. 14.1, and ch. 30.22.
              8 A gift is a precious stone e in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.

              References for Proverbs 17:8

                • ĕ 17:8 - Lit. 'stone of favour.'
                  9 He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again f separateth very friends.

                  References for Proverbs 17:9

                    • Ė 17:9 - Or 'repeateth a matter.'
                      10 A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool. g

                      References for Proverbs 17:10

                        • ė 17:10 - Kesil: so vers. 12,16,21,24. (In ver. 28 it is Eveel: as ch. 1.7.) Also chs. 18.2,6,7; 19.1,10.
                          11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion; h but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

                          References for Proverbs 17:11

                            • Ę 17:11 - Or 'A rebel seeketh only evil.'
                              12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.
                              13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
                              14 The beginning of contention is [as] when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.
                              15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, i even they both are abomination to Jehovah.

                              References for Proverbs 17:15

                                • ę 17:15 - The words are in the singular and characteristic; and so in ch. 18.5.
                                  16 To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he] hath no sense?
                                  17 The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
                                  18 A senseless j man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour. k

                                  References for Proverbs 17:18

                                    • Ě 17:18 - Strictly, 'void of heart,' as ch. 15.21: see ch. 6.32, &c.
                                    • ě 17:18 - Or 'friend,' as ver. 17 and ch. 6.1, &c.
                                      19 He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.
                                      20 He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.
                                      21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow, and the father of a vile [man] l hath no joy.

                                      References for Proverbs 17:21

                                        • Ĝ 17:21 - Nabal: see Note l, ver. 7.
                                          22 A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
                                          23 A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
                                          24 Wisdom is before m him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

                                          References for Proverbs 17:24

                                            • ĝ 17:24 - Or 'on the face of:' see Eccles. 8.1.
                                              25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
                                              26 To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness.
                                              27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool n spirit.

                                              References for Proverbs 17:27

                                                • Ğ 17:27 - Or 'excellent.'
                                                  28 Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, [and] he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.