Proverbs 17 KJV

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

References for Proverbs 17:1

    • ® 17:1 - sacrifices: or, good cheer
      2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame , and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
      3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
      4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
      5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker : and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished .b

      References for Proverbs 17:5

        • ¯ 17:5 - unpunished: Heb. held innocent
          6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
          7 Excellentc speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

          References for Proverbs 17:7

            • ° 17:7 - Excellent...: Heb. A lip of excellency
              8 A gift is as a preciousd stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth , it prospereth .

              References for Proverbs 17:8

                • ± 17:8 - a precious...: Heb. a stone of grace
                  9 He that covereth a transgression seekethe love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

                  References for Proverbs 17:9

                    • ² 17:9 - seeketh: or, procureth
                      10 A reproof enterethf more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

                      References for Proverbs 17:10

                        • ³ 17:10 - entereth...: or, aweth more a wise man, than to strike a fool an hundred times
                          11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
                          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 strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
                          15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
                          16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
                          17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
                          18 A man void of understandingg striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

                          References for Proverbs 17:18

                            • ´ 17:18 - understanding: Heb. heart
                              19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
                              20 He that hath a frowardh heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

                              References for Proverbs 17:20

                                • µ 17:20 - He that hath a froward...: Heb. The froward of heart
                                  21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy .
                                  22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
                                  23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
                                  24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding ; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
                                  25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
                                  26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
                                  27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a mani of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

                                  References for Proverbs 17:27

                                    • 17:27 - an...: or, a cool
                                      28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace , is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding .