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Proverbs 17

NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. NIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. NIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. NIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. NIV 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NIV 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NIV 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NIV 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. NIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. NIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. NIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. NIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. NIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. NIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both. NIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? NIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. NIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. NIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. NIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. NIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. NIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. NIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. NIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. NIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV 24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to 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. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. NIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. NIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. NIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. NIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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