Proverbs 17 (asv)

Proverbs 17 (asv)

17:1Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith,

Than a house full of feasting with strife.

17:2A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame,

And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

17:3The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;

But Jehovah trieth the hearts.

17:4An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips;

And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

17:5Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker;

And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

17:6Children's children are the crown of old men;

And the glory of children are their fathers.

17:7Excellent speech becometh not a fool;

Much less do lying lips a prince.

17:8A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it;

Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

17:9He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;

But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

17:10A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding

Than a hundred stripes into a fool.

17:11An evil man seeketh only rebellion;

Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

17:12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,

Rather than a fool in his folly.

17:13Whoso rewardeth evil for good,

Evil shall not depart from his house.

17:14The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water:

Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.

17:15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous,

Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.

17:16Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,

Seeing he hath no understanding?

17:17A friend loveth at all times;

And a brother is born for adversity.

17:18A man void of understanding striketh hands,

And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.

17:19He loveth transgression that loveth strife:

He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

17:20He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good;

And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

17:21He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow;

And the father of a fool hath no joy.

17:22A cheerful heart is a good medicine;

But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

17:23A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom,

To pervert the ways of justice.

17:24Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding;

But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

17:25A foolish son is a grief to his father,

And bitterness to her that bare him.

17:26Also to punish the righteous is not good,

Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

17:27He that spareth his words hath knowledge;

And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

17:28Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise;

When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.


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