Proverbs 17:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is a dry morsel with 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 slave who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tries hearts. 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips; and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue. 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
5 He who mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of sons is their fathers. 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.