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Proverbs 17:22-28 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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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 The wicked accept a concealed bribe to pervert the ways of justice. 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 The discerning person looks to wisdom, but the eyes of a fool 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 are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them. 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
26 To impose a fine on the innocent is not right, or to flog the noble for their integrity. 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity.
27 One who spares words is knowledgeable; one who is cool in spirit has understanding. 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even fools who keep silent are considered wise; when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent. 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.