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Proverbs 17 - Interlinear Bible


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

1 Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.
2 A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
.$w{t.b.W vyibem !eb.B l{v.mIy lyiK.f;m -d,b,[ ? h'l]x;n q{l]x;y ~yix;a
3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
!yizem r,q,v !,w'a -t;p.f -l;[ byiv.q;m [;rem ? t{.W;h !w{v.l -l;[
5 He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
h,q'NIy a{l dyea.l ;xem'f .Whef{[ @erex v'r'l ge[{l
6 Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
~yin'B t,r,a.pit.w ~yin'b yen.B ~yineq.z t,r,j][ ? ~'tw{b]a
7 Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much * less are lying lips to a prince.
byid'n.l -yiK @;a r,t,y -t;p.f l'b'n.l h'wa'n -a{l ? r,q'v -t;p.f
8 A bribe is a charm * in the sight of its owner; Wherever * * he turns, he prospers.
r,v]a -l'K -l,a wy'l'[.b yenye[.B d;x{V;h !ex -n,b,a ? lyiK.f;y h,n.pIy
10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
h'aem lyis.K tw{K;hem !yibem.b h'r'[.G t;xeT
11 A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
13 He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
h'['r vyim't -a{l h'bw{j t;x;T h'['r byivem ? w{tyeBim
14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both * of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
h'wh.y t;b][w{T qyiD;c ;[yiv.r;m.W ['v'r qyiD.c;m ? ~,hyen.v -m;G
16 Why * is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
h'm.k'x tw{n.qil lyis.K -d;y.B ryix.m h,Z -h'M'l ? !Iy'a -b,l.w
17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
del\WIy h'r'c.l x'a.w ;[er'h beh{a te[ -l'k.B
r,b'v -v,Q;b.m w{x.tiP ;HyiB.g;m h'C;m beh{a [;v,P beh{a
20 He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
w{nw{v.liB .$'P.h,n.w bw{j -a'c.mIy a{l bel -v,Qi[ ? h'['r.B lw{PIy
21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
yib]a x;m.fIy -a{l.w w{l h'g.Wt.l lyis.K del{y ? l'b'n
22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
23 A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
j'P.vim tw{x.r'a tw{J;h.l x'QIy ['v'r qyexem d;x{v
24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
#,r'a -hec.qiB lyis.k yenye[.w h'm.k'x !yibem yen.P -t,a
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.
w{T.d;lw{y.l r,m,m.W lyis.K !eB wyib'a.l s;[;K
26 It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
~yibyid.n tw{K;h.l bw{j -a{l qyiD;C;l vw{n][ ~;G ? r,v{y -l;[
27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
h'n.Wb.T vyia r;q.w t;['D ;[edw{y wy'r'm]a .$efw{x
28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
wy't'p.f ~ej{a bev'xey ~'k'x vyir]x;m lyiw/a ~;G ? !w{b'n