Proverbs 17 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go 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 a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
8 A bribe is seen as a charm by those who give it; they think success will come at every turn. 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.
12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.
13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.
16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.
19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to 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 Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the mother who bore them. 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity.
27 Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who have understanding are even-tempered. 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.