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Proverbs 17:19-28 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 He who loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction. 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 A man of crooked mind does not prosper, and one with a perverse tongue falls into calamity. 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
21 A stupid son is a grief to a father; and the father of a fool has no joy. 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 a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice. 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 A man of understanding sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on 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 a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
26 To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good; to flog noble men is wrong. 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity.
27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.