1 Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.
2 A wise servant will rule over the master’s disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master’s children.
3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
4 Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.
5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.

References for Proverbs 17:6

    • a 17:6 - Hebrew fathers.
      7 Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
      8 A bribe is like a lucky charm; whoever gives one will prosper!
      9 Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
      10 A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.
      11 Evil people are eager for rebellion, but they will be severely punished.
      12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.
      13 If you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.
      14 Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.
      15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— both are detestable to the LORD .
      16 It is senseless to pay to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.
      17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
      18 It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend.
      19 Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster.
      20 The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.
      21 It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
      22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
      23 The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice.
      24 Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
      25 Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.

      References for Proverbs 17:25

        • b 17:25 - Hebrew A foolish son.
          26 It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest.
          27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
          28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.