Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 17:22-28

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Proverbs 17:22-28

NRS 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. NRS 23 The wicked accept a concealed bribe to pervert the ways of justice. NIV 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. NRS 24 The discerning person looks to wisdom, but the eyes of a fool 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. NRS 25 Foolish children are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. NRS 26 To impose a fine on the innocent is not right, or to flog the noble for their integrity. NIV 26 It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity. NRS 27 One who spares words is knowledgeable; one who is cool in spirit has understanding. NIV 27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. NRS 28 Even fools who keep silent are considered wise; when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent. NIV 28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.