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Proverbs 17

NLT 1 A dry crust eaten in peace is better than a great feast with strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. NLT 2 A wise slave will rule over the master's shameful sons and will share their inheritance. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. NLT 3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NLT 4 Wrongdoers listen to wicked talk; liars pay attention to destructive words. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. NLT 5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NLT 6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; 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. NLT 7 Eloquent speech is not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NLT 8 A bribe seems to work like magic for those who give it; they succeed in all they do. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. NLT 9 Disregarding another person's faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NLT 10 A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. NLT 11 Evil people seek rebellion, but they will be severely punished. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. NLT 12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. NLT 13 If you repay evil for good, evil will never leave your house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. NLT 14 Beginning a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, 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. NLT 15 The LORD despises those who acquit the guilty and condemn the innocent. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. NLT 16 It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom. NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? NLT 17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. NLT 18 It is poor judgment to co-sign a friend's note, to become responsible for a neighbor's debts. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. NLT 19 Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully invites disaster. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. NLT 20 The crooked heart will not prosper; the twisted tongue tumbles into trouble. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. NLT 21 It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. NLT 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NLT 23 The wicked accept secret bribes to pervert justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. NLT 24 Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, 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. NLT 25 A foolish child brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. NLT 26 It is wrong to fine the godly for being good or to punish nobles for being honest! NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. NLT 27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. NLT 28 Even fools are thought to be wise when they keep silent; when they keep their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.