||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 17 [Commentary] |
||Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of feasting with strife.
||A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully,
And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
||The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the LORD tests hearts.
||An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
||He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker;
He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
||Grandchildren are the crown of old men,
And the glory of sons is their fathers.
||Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool,
Much less are lying lips to a prince.
||A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner;
Wherever he turns, he prospers.
||He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
||A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.
||A rebellious man seeks only evil,
So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
||Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.
||He who returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.
||The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
||He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
||Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,
When he has no sense?
||A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
||A man lacking in sense pledges
And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
||He who loves transgression loves strife;
He who raises his door seeks destruction.
||He who has a crooked mind finds no good,
And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
||He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool has no joy.
||A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
||A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom
To pervert the ways of justice.
||Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
||A foolish son is a grief to his father
And bitterness to her who bore him.
||It is also not good to fine the righteous,
Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
||He who restrains his words has knowledge,
And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
||Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
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