A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
References for Proverbs 17:12
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
References for Proverbs 17:13
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
References for Proverbs 17:14
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.
References for Proverbs 17:15
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
References for Proverbs 17:16
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
References for Proverbs 17:17
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
References for Proverbs 17:18
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.