Chapter 17

Proverb:17:1: Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Proverb:17:2: A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Proverb:17:3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Proverb:17:4: A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Proverb:17:5: Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Proverb:17:6: Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Proverb:17:7: Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Proverb:17:8: A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Proverb:17:9: He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Proverb:17:10: A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverb:17:11: An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Proverb:17:12: Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Proverb:17:13: Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Proverb:17:14: The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverb:17:15: He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Proverb:17:16: Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Proverb:17:17: A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverb:17:18: A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
Proverb:17:19: He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
Proverb:17:20: He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Proverb:17:21: He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Proverb:17:22: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverb:17:23: A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Proverb:17:24: Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Proverb:17:25: A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Proverb:17:26: Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
Proverb:17:27: He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Proverb:17:28: Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Chapter 18

Proverb:18:1: Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
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