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Proverbs 17:1-11

1 1Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feastinga with strife.
2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over 2a son who acts shamefully and 3will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
3 4The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, 5and the LORD tests hearts.
4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
5 Whoever mocks the poor 6insults his Maker; he who is 7glad at calamity will not go 8unpunished.
6 9Grandchildren are 10the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
7 Fine speech is not 11becoming to a fool; still less is 12false speech to a prince.
8 13A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.
9 Whoever 14covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter 15separates close friends.
10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion, and 16a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
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