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Proverbs 17

WYC 1 Better is a dry morsel with joy, than an house full of sacrifices with chiding, (or with arguments). NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. WYC 2 A wise servant shall be lord of fond sons; and he shall part heritage among brethren. (A wise servant shall be lord over his master's foolish sons and daughters; and in time he shall have part of the inheritance, along with the brothers and the sisters.) NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. WYC 3 As silver is proved by fire, and gold is proved by a chimney, so the Lord proveth hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. WYC 4 An evil man obeyeth to a wicked tongue; and a false man obeyeth to false lips. (An evil person obeyeth a wicked tongue; and a liar obeyeth lies.) NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. WYC 5 He that despiseth a poor man, reproveth his maker; and he that is glad in the falling of another man, shall not be unpunished. (He who despiseth the poor, rebuketh his Maker; and he who is glad in the falling of another person, shall not go unpunished.) NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. WYC 6 The crown of eld men is the sons of sons; and the glory of sons is the fathers of them. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. WYC 7 Words well-set together beseem not a fool; and a lying lip becometh not a prince. (Words put together well become not a fool; and lies become not a leader.) NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! WYC 8 A precious stone most acceptable is the abiding of him that seeketh; whither ever he turneth himself, he understandeth prudently. (A gift, or a bribe, is like a most acceptable precious stone in the eyes of him who receiveth it; wherever it goeth, it bringeth prosperity to he who giveth it.) NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. WYC 9 He that covereth trespass, seeketh friendships; he that rehearseth by an high word (but he who remembereth a wrong), separateth them that (should) be knit together in peace. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. WYC 10 A blaming profiteth more at a prudent man, than an hundred wounds at a fool. (A rebuke more profiteth a prudent man, than an hundred wounds to a fool.) NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. WYC 11 Ever an evil man seeketh strives; forsooth a cruel angel shall be sent against him. (An evil person forevermore seeketh out strife, or arguments; but 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. WYC 12 It speedeth more to meet a female bear, when her whelps be ravished, than a fool trusting to himself in his folly. (It is better to meet a female bear after she hath been robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting himself in his own foolishness.) NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. WYC 13 Evil shall not go away from the house of him, that yieldeth evils for goods (who giveth evil for good). NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. WYC 14 He that letteth (out) water, is the head of strives, (or of arguments); and before that he suffereth wrong, he forsaketh doom (he deserteth judgement). NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. WYC 15 Both he that justifieth a wicked man, and he that condemneth a just man, ever either is abominable to God. (Both he who justifieth a wicked person, and he who condemneth a righteous person, be abominable to God.) NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. WYC 16 What profiteth it to a fool to have riches, since he may not buy wisdom? (since he cannot buy wisdom?) He that maketh his house high, seeketh falling; and he that escheweth to learn, shall fall into evils. NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? WYC 17 He that is a friend, loveth in all time; and a brother is proved in anguishes. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. WYC 18 A fond man shall make joy with hands (A foolish person shall clap his hands, or shall rejoice), when he hath promised for his friend. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. WYC 19 He that bethinketh discords, loveth chidings; and he that enhanceth his mouth, seeketh falling. (He who thinketh up discord, loveth arguments; and he who exalteth his own mouth, seeketh his own downfall.) NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. WYC 20 He that is of wayward heart, shall not find good; and he that (mis-)turneth the tongue, shall fall into evil. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. WYC 21 A fool is born in his shame; but neither the father shall be glad in a fool. (A fool is born to his parents? shame; and the father shall never be glad, or have joy, over his foolish son.) NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. WYC 22 A joyful soul maketh liking age (A joyful soul maketh a good life); a sorrowful spirit maketh dry bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. WYC 23 A wicked man taketh gifts from the bosom, to mis-turn the paths of doom. (A wicked person accepeth secret gifts, or bribes, to pervert the course of justice.) NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. WYC 24 Wisdom shineth in the face of a prudent man; the eyes of fools be in the ends of earth. (Wisdom shineth in the face of the prudent; the eyes of fools be upon 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. WYC 25 A fond son is the ire of the father, and the sorrow of the mother that bare him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. WYC 26 It is not good to bring in harm to a just man; neither to smite the prince that deemeth rightfully. (It is not good to harm the righteous; nor to strike the leader who ruleth rightfully.) NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. WYC 27 He that measureth his words, is wise and prudent; and a learned man is of precious spirit. (He who measureth his words, is wise and prudent; and a learned person hath a precious spirit.) NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. WYC 28 Also a fool, if he is still, shall be guessed a wise man (Even a fool, if he is silent, shall be thought to be wise); and, if he presseth together his lips, he is guessed an understanding man. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.