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Proverbs 17

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one A better piece of dry bread, and peace with it, than a house full of slaughtered cattle, with contention.

2 The intelligent slave dominates the dissolute son and will divide the inheritance between the brothers.

3 The smelter is for silver, and the crucible is for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts.

4 The villain listens to the mouth of the lawless, the liar obeys the language of evil.

5 He who swears at the beggar, blasphems his Creator; he who rejoices in misfortune will not go unpunished.

6 The crown of old people is the sons of sons, and the glory of the children are their parents.

7 It is indecent for a fool to have important speech, much less to a noble one - mouths lying.

eight A gift is a gem in the eyes of the person who owns it: he will be in time wherever he turns.

nine Covering misconduct seeks love; and whoever reminds him again removes the friend.

ten Reason has a stronger reprimand than a stupid hundred blows.

eleven The rebel seeks only evil; therefore a cruel angel will be sent against him.

12 It’s better to meet a bear with no children than a fool with his stupidity.

thirteen Whoever gives good for good, evil will not depart from that house.

fourteen The beginning of a quarrel is like a breakthrough of water; leave a quarrel before it flared up.

fifteen Justifying the wicked and blaming the righteous are both an abomination to the Lord.

sixteen What is the treasure in the hands of a fool? For the acquisition of wisdom [u] [him] has no mind.

17 A friend loves at all times and, like a brother, will appear in times of misfortune.

18 A foolish man gives his hand and vouches for his neighbor.

19 He who loves quarrels, loves sin, and he who lifts his gates high, seeks a fall.

twenty An insidious heart will not find good, and a crafty tongue will fall into trouble.

21 Whoever gave birth to a fool is himself on a mountain, and the father of a fool will not rejoice.

22 A merry heart is beneficial as medicine, and a dull spirit dries bones.

23 The wicked takes a gift from his bosom to pervert the ways of justice.

24 Wisdom is before the wise, and the eyes of a fool are at the end of the earth.

25 A foolish son is annoyance to his father and chagrin for his mother.

26 It is not good to blame the right, [and] beat the nobles for the truth.

27 The rational restrained in his words, and the sensible calm.
28 And a fool, when he is silent, may seem wise, and shutting his mouth - prudent.

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