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Proverbs 17

NLT 1 Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. NLT 2 A wise servant will rule over the master’s disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master’s children. NIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. NLT 3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NLT 4 Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander. NIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. NLT 5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished. NIV 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NLT 6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; 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. NLT 7 Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler. NIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NLT 8 A bribe is like a lucky charm; whoever gives one will prosper! NIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. NLT 9 Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. NIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NLT 10 A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. NLT 11 Evil people are eager for rebellion, but they will be severely punished. NIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. NLT 12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. NLT 13 If you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house. NIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. NLT 14 Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NLT 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— both are detestable to the LORD . NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both. NLT 16 It is senseless to pay to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning. NIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? NLT 17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. NLT 18 It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend. NIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. NLT 19 Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster. NIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. NLT 20 The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble. NIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. NLT 21 It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel. NIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. NLT 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. NLT 23 The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice. NIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. NLT 24 Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, 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. NLT 25 Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. NLT 26 It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest. NIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. NLT 27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. NLT 28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. NIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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