Proverbs 17 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife. 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
2 A wise servant shall rule over foolish sons, and shall divide the inheritance among the brethren. 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
3 As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts. 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
4 The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips. 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
5 He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker: and he that rejoiceth at another man’s ruin, shall not be unpunished. 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers. 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
7 Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince. 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
8 The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely. 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
9 He that concealeth a transgression, seeketh friendships: he that repeateth it again, separateth friends. 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
10 A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool. 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
11 An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him. 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.
12 It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly. 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.
13 He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
14 The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment. 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God. 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.
16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils. 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
17 He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress. 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend. 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.
19 He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin. 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil. 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
21 A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool. 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
22 A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones. 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
23 The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment. 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth. 24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him. 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
26 It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right. 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity.
27 He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit. 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.