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Proverbs 17

BBE 1 Better a bit of dry bread in peace, than a house full of feasting and violent behaviour. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. BBE 2 A servant who does wisely will have rule over a son causing shame, and will have his part in the heritage among brothers. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. BBE 3 The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, but the Lord is the tester of hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. BBE 4 A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. BBE 5 Whoever makes sport of the poor puts shame on his Maker; and he who is glad because of trouble will not go free from punishment. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. BBE 6 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. BBE 7 Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! BBE 8 An offering of money is like a stone of great price in the eyes of him who has it: wherever he goes, he does well. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. BBE 9 He who keeps a sin covered is looking for love; but he who keeps on talking of a thing makes division between friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. BBE 10 A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. BBE 11 An uncontrolled man is only looking for trouble, so a cruel servant will be sent against him. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. BBE 12 It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. BBE 13 If anyone gives back evil for good, evil will never go away from his house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. BBE 14 The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. BBE 15 He who gives a decision for the evil-doer and he who gives a decision against the upright, are equally disgusting to the Lord. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. BBE 16 How will money in the hand of the foolish get him wisdom, seeing that he has no sense? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? BBE 17 A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. BBE 18 A man without sense gives his hand in an agreement, and makes himself responsible before his neighbour. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. BBE 19 The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. BBE 20 Nothing good comes to him whose heart is fixed on evil purposes: and he who has an evil tongue will come to trouble. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. BBE 21 He who has an unwise son gets sorrow for himself, and the father of a foolish son has no joy. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. BBE 22 A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. BBE 23 A sinner takes an offering out of his robe, to get a decision for himself in a cause. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. BBE 24 Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth. NIV 24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. BBE 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitter pain to her who gave him birth. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. BBE 26 To give punishment to the upright is not good, or to give blows to the noble for their righteousness. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. BBE 27 He who has knowledge says little: and he who has a calm spirit is a man of good sense. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. BBE 28 Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.