Proverbs 17:1-11 NIV

1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting,a with strife.1

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    • a 17:1 - Hebrew "sacrifices"
      2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
      3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,2 but the LORD tests the heart.3

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      4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
      5 He who mocks the poor4 shows contempt for their Maker;5 whoever gloats over disaster6 will not go unpunished.7

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      6 Children's children8 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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      7 Arrogantb lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!9

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        • b 17:7 - Or "Eloquent"
          8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.10

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          9 He who covers over an offense promotes love,11 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.12

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          10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
          11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.