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Proverbs 17

WBT 1 Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices [with] strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. WBT 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of 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. WBT 3 The fining-pot [is] for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. WBT 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: [and] a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. WBT 5 He that mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; [and] he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. WBT 6 Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [is] their fathers. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. WBT 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! WBT 8 A gift [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. WBT 9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. WBT 10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. WBT 11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore 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. WBT 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. WBT 13 Whoever 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. WBT 14 The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore withdraw from contention, before it be meddled with. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. WBT 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. WBT 16 Why [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? WBT 17 A 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. WBT 18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, [and] becometh surety in the presence of his friend. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. WBT 19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. WBT 20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. WBT 21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. WBT 22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. WBT 23 A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. WBT 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. WBT 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. WBT 26 Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes for equity. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. WBT 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. WBT 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.