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Proverbs 17

NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet 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. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats 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. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? NIV 17 A friend loves 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. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV 24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander 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. NIV 25 A foolish son brings 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. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.