Proverbs 17:19-28 NLT

19 Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully a invites disaster.

References for Proverbs 17:19

    • z 17:19 - Or <I>who builds up defenses;</I> Hebrew reads <I>who makes a high gate.</I>
      20 The crooked heart will not prosper; the twisted 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 accept secret bribes to pervert justice.
      24 Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
      25 A foolish child b brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.

      References for Proverbs 17:25

        • { 17:25 - Hebrew <I>son.</I>
          26 It is wrong to fine the godly for being good or to punish nobles for being honest!
          27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
          28 Even fools are thought to be wise when they keep silent; when they keep their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.