Proverbs 17:10-20 NIV

10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.

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13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

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14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

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15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.

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16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

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17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

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18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.

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19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.