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Proverbs 17

TNIV 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. TNIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; 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. TNIV 5 Whoever 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless 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! TNIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by those who give it; they think success will come at every turn. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. TNIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, 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. TNIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. TNIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. TNIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. TNIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. TNIV 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? TNIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. TNIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. TNIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. TNIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. TNIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. TNIV 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. TNIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. TNIV 24 A discerning person 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. TNIV 25 Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the mother who bore them. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. TNIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. TNIV 27 Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who have understanding are even-tempered. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. TNIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.