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Proverbs 17

GNT 1 Better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind than have a banquet in a house full of trouble. NIV 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. GNT 2 A shrewd servant will gain authority over a master's worthless son and receive a part of the inheritance. NIV 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. GNT 3 Gold and silver are tested by fire, and a person's heart is tested by the Lord. NIV 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. GNT 4 Evil people listen to evil ideas, and liars listen to lies. NIV 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. GNT 5 If you make fun of poor people, you insult the God who made them. You will be punished if you take pleasure in someone's misfortune. NIV 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. GNT 6 Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren, just as children are proud of their parents. NIV 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. GNT 7 Respected people do not tell lies, and fools have nothing worthwhile to say. NIV 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! GNT 8 Some people think a bribe works like magic; they believe it can do anything. NIV 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. GNT 9 If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you. Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship. NIV 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. GNT 10 An intelligent person learns more from one rebuke than a fool learns from being beaten a hundred times. NIV 10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. GNT 11 Death will come like a cruel messenger to wicked people who are always stirring up trouble. NIV 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. GNT 12 It is better to meet a mother bear robbed of her cubs than to meet some fool busy with a stupid project. NIV 12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. GNT 13 If you repay good with evil, you will never get evil out of your house. NIV 13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. GNT 14 The start of an argument is like the first break in a dam; stop it before it goes any further. NIV 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. GNT 15 Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go - both are hateful to the Lord. NIV 15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both. GNT 16 It does a fool no good to spend money on an education, because he has no common sense. NIV 16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? GNT 17 Friends always show their love. What are relatives for if not to share trouble? NIV 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. GNT 18 Only someone with no sense would promise to be responsible for someone else's debts. NIV 18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor. GNT 19 To like sin is to like making trouble. If you brag all the time, you are asking for trouble. NIV 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. GNT 20 Anyone who thinks and speaks evil can expect to find nothing good - only disaster. NIV 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. GNT 21 There is nothing but sadness and sorrow for parents whose children do foolish things. NIV 21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. GNT 22 Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time. NIV 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. GNT 23 Corrupt judges accept secret bribes, and then justice is not done. NIV 23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. GNT 24 An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions. NIV 24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. GNT 25 Foolish children bring grief to their fathers and bitter regrets to their mothers. NIV 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. GNT 26 It is not right to make an innocent person pay a fine; justice is perverted when good people are punished. NIV 26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. GNT 27 Those who are sure of themselves do not talk all the time. People who stay calm have real insight. NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. GNT 28 After all, even fools may be thought wise and intelligent if they stay quiet and keep their mouths shut. NIV 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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