Proverbs 17:3-13 NAS

3 The 1refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But 2the LORD tests hearts.

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4 An 3evildoer listens to wicked lips; A aliar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

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    • ń 17:4 - Lit "falsehood"
      5 He who mocks the 4poor taunts his Maker; He who 5rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.

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      6 6Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the 7glory of sons is their fathers.

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      7 b8Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much * less are 9lying lips to a prince.

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        • Ņ 17:7 - Lit "A lip of abundance"
          8 A 10bribe is a ccharm * in the sight of its owner; Wherever * * he turns, he prospers.

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            • ņ 17:8 - Lit "stone of favor"
              9 He who 11conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter 12separates intimate friends.

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              10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
              11 A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
              12 Let a 13man meet a 14bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.

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              13 He who 15returns evil for good, 16Evil will not depart from his house.

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