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Proverbs 17

DBY 1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, 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. DBY 2 A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. DBY 3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. DBY 4 The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. DBY 5 Whoso mocketh a poor [man] reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. DBY 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. DBY 7 Excellent speech becometh not a vile [man]; how much less do lying lips a noble! NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! DBY 8 A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. DBY 9 He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. DBY 10 A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. DBY 11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. DBY 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. DBY 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. DBY 14 The beginning of contention is [as] when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. DBY 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. DBY 16 To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he] hath no sense? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? DBY 17 The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. DBY 18 A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. DBY 19 He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. DBY 20 He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. DBY 21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow, and the father of a vile [man] hath no joy. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. DBY 22 A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. DBY 23 A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. DBY 24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in 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. DBY 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. DBY 26 To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. DBY 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. DBY 28 Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, [and] he that shutteth his lips, intelligent. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.