Proverbs 17:22-28 NIV

22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed1 spirit dries up the bones.2

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23 A wicked man accepts a bribe3 in secret to pervert the course of justice.4

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24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes5 wander to the ends of the earth.

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25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.6

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26 It is not good to punish an innocent man,7 or to flog officials for their integrity.

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27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,8 and a man of understanding is even-tempered.9

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28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.10

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