Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
References for Proverbs 17:1
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
References for Proverbs 17:3
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
References for Proverbs 17:5
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
References for Proverbs 17:6
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
References for Proverbs 17:7
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.
References for Proverbs 17:8
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
References for Proverbs 17:9
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.