Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully invites disaster.
References for Proverbs 17:19
The crooked heart will not prosper; the twisted tongue tumbles into trouble.
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
The wicked accept secret bribes to pervert justice.
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
A foolish child brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.
References for Proverbs 17:25
It is wrong to fine the godly for being good or to punish nobles for being honest!
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Even fools are thought to be wise when they keep silent; when they keep their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.