Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 17

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Proverbs 17

CSB 1 Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. CSB 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. CSB 3 A crucible is for silver and a smelter for gold, but the Lord is a tester of hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. CSB 4 A wicked person listens to malicious talk; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. CSB 5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. CSB 6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. CSB 7 Excessive speech is not appropriate on a fool's lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! CSB 8 A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. CSB 9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. CSB 10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. CSB 11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messenger will be sent against him. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. CSB 12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. CSB 13 If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. CSB 14 To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. CSB 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just- both are detestable to the Lord. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. CSB 16 Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? CSB 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. CSB 18 One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. CSB 19 One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. CSB 20 One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. CSB 21 A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. CSB 22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. CSB 23 A wicked man secretly takes a bribe to subvert the course of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. CSB 24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to 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. CSB 25 A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. CSB 26 It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person, or to beat a noble for his honesty. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. CSB 27 The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. CSB 28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning, when he seals his lips. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.