Children's children1 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
References for Proverbs 17:6
Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!2
References for Proverbs 17:7
A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.3
References for Proverbs 17:8
He who covers over an offense promotes love,4 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.5
References for Proverbs 17:9
A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.6
References for Proverbs 17:12
If a man pays back evil7 for good,8 evil will never leave his house.
References for Proverbs 17:13
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.9
References for Proverbs 17:14
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent10-- the LORD detests them both.11
References for Proverbs 17:15
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?12
References for Proverbs 17:16