Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.1
References for Proverbs 17:1
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,2 but the LORD tests the heart.3
References for Proverbs 17:3
A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
He who mocks the poor4 shows contempt for their Maker;5 whoever gloats over disaster6 will not go unpunished.7
References for Proverbs 17:5
Children's children8 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
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Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!9
References for Proverbs 17:7
A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.10
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He who covers over an offense promotes love,11 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.12
References for Proverbs 17:9
A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.