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Proverbs 17

YLT 1 Better [is] a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. YLT 2 A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance. NIV 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. YLT 3 A refining pot [is] for silver, and a furnace for gold, And the trier of hearts [is] Jehovah. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. YLT 4 An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue. NIV 4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. YLT 5 Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted. NIV 5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. YLT 6 Sons' sons [are] the crown of old men, And the glory of sons [are] their fathers. NIV 6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. YLT 7 Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood. NIV 7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! YLT 8 A stone of grace [is] the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. NIV 8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds. YLT 9 Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend. NIV 9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. YLT 10 Rebuke cometh down on the intelligent More than a hundred stripes on a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. YLT 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him. NIV 11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him. YLT 12 The meeting of a bereaved bear by a man, And -- not a fool in his folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. YLT 13 Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house. NIV 13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. YLT 14 The beginning of contention [is] a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. YLT 15 Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these [are] an abomination to Jehovah. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. YLT 16 Why [is] this -- a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, And a heart there is none? NIV 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? YLT 17 At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. YLT 18 A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend. NIV 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. YLT 19 Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. YLT 20 The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. YLT 21 Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not. NIV 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. YLT 22 A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. YLT 23 A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. YLT 24 The face of the intelligent [is] to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth. NIV 24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. YLT 25 A provocation to his father [is] a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. YLT 26 Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. YLT 27 One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper [is] a man of understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. YLT 28 Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent! NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.