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Proverbs 17 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:3 - The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - Whoso mocketh a poor man reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:6 - Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - Excellent speech becometh not a vile man; how much less do lying lips a noble!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:10 - A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:11 - An evil man seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:13 - Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no sense?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 - The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:18 - A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 - He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:20 - He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:21 - He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow, and the father of a vile man hath no joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:24 - Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:25 - A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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