Proverbs 17:19-28 NLT

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 childrena bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.

References for Proverbs 17:25

    • 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.