Proverbs 17:11-18

11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.
16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.

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Proverbs 17:11-18 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 KINGS 7

This chapter gives an account of some buildings of Solomon for himself, 1Ki 7:1-12; and of other things for the use of the temple; of two pillars of brass, 1Ki 7:13-22; of the molten sea, 1Ki 7:23-26; and of ten bases, and ten layers on them, 1Ki 7:27-39; with other utensils and ornaments, 1Ki 7:40-51.

Cross References 9

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 25:25
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 19:4; Psalms 109:4-5; Jeremiah 18:20
  • 3. S Genesis 44:4; S Psalms 35:12
  • 4. Matthew 5:25-26; Proverbs 20:3
  • 5. S Psalms 94:21; S Proverbs 18:5
  • 6. Exodus 23:6-7; Isaiah 5:23; Lamentations 3:34-36
  • 7. Proverbs 23:23
  • 8. S 2 Samuel 15:21; Proverbs 27:10
  • 9. Proverbs 6:1-5; S Proverbs 11:15; Proverbs 22:26-27
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