Proverbs 17:4-14 NLT

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; parentsa are the pride of their children.

References for Proverbs 17:6

    • 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.