Proverbs 17:1-9 NIV

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

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2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.

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4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

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

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7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

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8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.

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9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

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