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Proverbs 17

WEB 1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 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. WEB 2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, And shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. WEB 3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, But Yahweh tests the hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. WEB 4 An evil-doer gives heed to wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. WEB 5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. WEB 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; The glory of children are their parents. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. WEB 7 Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, Much less do lying lips fit a prince. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! WEB 8 A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; Wherever he turns, he prospers. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. WEB 9 He who covers an offense promotes love; But he who repeats a matter separates best friends. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. WEB 10 A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred lashes into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. WEB 11 An evil man seeks 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. WEB 12 Let a bear robbed of her cubs 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. WEB 13 Whoever rewards 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. WEB 14 The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, Therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. WEB 15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. WEB 16 Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he has no understanding? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? WEB 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. WEB 18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, And becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. WEB 19 He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. WEB 20 One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, And one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. WEB 21 He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father 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. WEB 22 A cheerful heart makes 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. WEB 23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, To pervert the ways of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. WEB 24 Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool 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. WEB 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. WEB 26 Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to flog officials for their integrity. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. WEB 27 He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. WEB 28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.