Proverbs, Chapter 17 - Importance of Peace, Wisdom & Relationships

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Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.
Proverbs 17:2
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.
Proverbs 17:3
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.
Proverbs 17:4
An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Proverbs 17:5
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 17:6
Children’s children are the crown of old men; the glory of children is their parents.
Proverbs 17:7
Excellent speech isn’t fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
Proverbs 17:8
A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.
Proverbs 17:9
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
Proverbs 17:10
A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.
Proverbs 17:11
An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Proverbs 17:12
Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Proverbs 17:13
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
Proverbs 17:16
Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?
Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:18
A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.
Proverbs 17:19
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
Proverbs 17:20
One who has a perverse heart doesn’t find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
Proverbs 17:21
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
Proverbs 17:24
Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Proverbs 17:26
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
Proverbs 17:27
He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

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