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Proverbs 17

KJV 1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. KJV 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. NIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. KJV 3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. KJV 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. NIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. KJV 5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. NIV 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. KJV 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. NIV 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. KJV 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. NIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! KJV 8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. NIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. KJV 9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. NIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. KJV 10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. KJV 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. NIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. KJV 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. KJV 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. NIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. KJV 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. KJV 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both. KJV 16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? NIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? KJV 17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. KJV 18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. NIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. KJV 19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. NIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. KJV 20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. NIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. KJV 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. NIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. KJV 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. KJV 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. NIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. KJV 24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. NIV 24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. KJV 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. KJV 26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. NIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. KJV 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. KJV 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. NIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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