Proverbs 17:2-12

2 An insightful servant rules over a disgraceful son and will divide an inheritance with the brothers.
3 A crucible is for silver and a furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
4 An evildoer pays attention to guilty lips; a liar listens to a destructive tongue.
5 Those who mock the poor insult their maker; those who rejoice in disaster won't go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.
7 Too much talking isn't right for a fool; even less so false speech for an honorable person.
8 A bribe seems magical in the eyes of those who give it, granting success to all who use it.
9 One who seeks love conceals an offense, but one who repeats it divides friends.
10 A rebuke goes deeper to an understanding person than a hundred lashes to a fool.
11 Evil people seek only rebellion; a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
12 Safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than fools in their folly.