Proverbs 17:2-12 NIV

2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,1 but the LORD tests the heart.2

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4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
5 He who mocks the poor3 shows contempt for their Maker;4 whoever gloats over disaster5 will not go unpunished.6

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6 Children's children7 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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7 Arroganta lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!8

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    • b 17:7 - Or "Eloquent"
      8 A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.9

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      9 He who covers over an offense promotes love,10 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.11

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      10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
      11 An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.
      12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.12

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