Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 17:17-27

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Proverbs 17:17-27

KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, 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. KJV 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. KJV 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.