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Proverbs 17

NRS 1 Better is a dry morsel with 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. NRS 2 A slave who deals wisely will rule over a child who acts shamefully, and will share the inheritance as one of the family. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. NRS 3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is 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. NRS 4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips; and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. NRS 5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NRS 6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their parents. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NRS 7 Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a ruler. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NRS 8 A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of those who give it; wherever they turn they prosper. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. NRS 9 One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NRS 10 A rebuke strikes deeper into a discerning person than a hundred blows into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. NRS 11 Evil people seek only rebellion, but a cruel messenger will be sent against them. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. NRS 12 Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs than to confront a fool immersed in folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. NRS 13 Evil will not depart from the house of one who returns evil for good. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. NRS 14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water; so stop before the quarrel breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NRS 15 One who justifies the wicked and one who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. NRS 16 Why should fools have a price in hand to buy wisdom, when they have no mind to learn? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? NRS 17 A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. NRS 18 It is senseless to give a pledge, to become surety for a neighbor. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. NRS 19 One who loves transgression loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites broken bones. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. NRS 20 The crooked of mind do not prosper, and the perverse of tongue fall into calamity. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. NRS 21 The one who begets a fool gets trouble; the parent 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. NRS 22 A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NRS 23 The wicked accept a concealed bribe to pervert the ways of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. NRS 24 The discerning person looks to wisdom, but the eyes of a fool 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. NRS 25 Foolish children are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. NRS 26 To impose a fine on the innocent is not right, or to flog the noble for their integrity. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. NRS 27 One who spares words is knowledgeable; one who is cool in spirit has understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. NRS 28 Even fools who keep silent are considered wise; when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.