Proverbs 17:4-14 NRS

4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips; and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.
5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their parents.
7 Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a ruler. a

References for Proverbs 17:7

    • ™ 17:7 - Or [a noble person]
      8 A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of those who give it; wherever they turn they prosper.
      9 One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.
      10 A rebuke strikes deeper into a discerning person than a hundred blows into a fool.
      11 Evil people seek only rebellion, but a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
      12 Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs than to confront a fool immersed in folly.
      13 Evil will not depart from the house of one who returns evil for good.
      14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water; so stop before the quarrel breaks out.