A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.1
References for Proverbs 17:17
A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.2
References for Proverbs 17:18
He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.3
References for Proverbs 17:21
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed4 spirit dries up the bones.5
References for Proverbs 17:22
A wicked man accepts a bribe6 in secret to pervert the course of justice.7
References for Proverbs 17:23
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes8 wander to the ends of the earth.
References for Proverbs 17:24
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.9
References for Proverbs 17:25
It is not good to punish an innocent man,10 or to flog officials for their integrity.
References for Proverbs 17:26
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,11 and a man of understanding is even-tempered.12
References for Proverbs 17:27