Proverbs 17 ©
Quietness and strife, verse 1. Wise servants, 2. The trying of hearts, 3. Lying lips, 4, 7. Mocking of the poor and those who are in misery, 5. Children’s children and fathers, 6. Excellent speaking and keeping silence, 7, 27, 28. Gifts, 8, 23. Forgiving one’s neighbor, 9. Fools, 10, 12, 16, 21, 24, 25, 28. Rebellion, 11. Rewarding evil for good, 13. Contentiousness, 14, 19. Judgments, 15, 26. Friends, 17. Suretyship, 18. Pride, 19. Perverseness of heart and tongue, 20. Joy and sadness of spirit, 22. Gestures of them who have understanding, 24.
BETTER is a drya morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of 1sacrifices with 2strife.
A wise servant shall have rule over a son 3that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance 4among the brethren.
Theb5finingc pot is for silver, and the 6furnace for gold: butd7the LORD trieth the hearts.
A 8wicked doer giveth heed 9to false lips; and a 10liar giveth ear to a 11naughtye tongue.
Whosof12mocketh the poor 13reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at 14calamities shall not be 15unpunished.
16Children’s children are the 17crown of old men; and the glory of children 18are their fathers.
19Excellent speech becometh not a 20fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
A gift is as 21a precious stone in the eyes of 22him that hath it: whithersoever 23it turneth, it 24prospereth.
He that 25covereth a 26transgression 27seeketh love; but he that repeateth a 28matter separateth 29very friends.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred 30stripes into a fool.
31An evil man seeketh only 32rebellion: therefore a 33cruel messenger shall be 34sent against him.
35Let a bear robbed of her whelpsg meet a man, rather than a fool 36in his folly.
Whosoh rewardeth evil for good, 37evil shall not depart from his 38house.
39Thei beginning of strife is as when 40one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before 41it be 42meddled with.
Hej that 43justifieth the wicked, and he that 44condemneth the just, 45even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Wherefore is there a 46price in the hand of a fool 47to get wisdom, seeing he hath no 48heart to it?
49A friend loveth 50at all times, and 51a brother is 52born for adversity.
A man void of understanding 53striketh hands,kand becometh 54surety 55in the presence of 56his friend.
He loveth transgression 57that loveth strife: and hel that exalteth 58his gate 59seeketh 60destruction.
He that hath a 61froward heart findeth 62no good: and he that hath a 63perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
He that begetteth 64a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a 65fool hath no joy.
Am merry heart doeth 66good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the 67bones.
A wicked man taketh a gift out of 68the bosom 69to pervert 70the ways of judgment.
Wisdom is 71beforen him that hath understanding; but 72the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Ao foolish son is a grief to his father, and 73bitterness to her that bare him.
74Also to punish the 75just is 76not good, nor to strike princes 77for equity.
He that hath 78knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an 79excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.