Proverbs Chapter 17: Wisdom of God from the Bible! Answers to Life's Questions!

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Chapter 17

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