Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 17:19-28

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Proverbs 17:19-28

RSV 19 He who loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction. NIV 19 He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. RSV 20 A man of crooked mind does not prosper, and one with a perverse tongue falls into calamity. NIV 20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. RSV 21 A stupid son is a grief to a father; and 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. RSV 22 A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. RSV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. RSV 24 A man of understanding sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on 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. RSV 25 A foolish son is a 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. RSV 26 To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good; to flog noble men is wrong. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. RSV 27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. RSV 28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.