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Proverbs 17 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, And shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:3 - The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests the hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - An evil-doer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:6 - Children's children are the crown of old men; The glory of children are their parents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, Much less do lying lips fit a prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - He who covers an offense promotes love; But he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:10 - A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred lashes into a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:11 - An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:13 - Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, Therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he has no understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 - A friend loves at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:18 - A man void of understanding strikes hands, And becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 - He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:20 - One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, And one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:21 - He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A cheerful heart makes good medicine, But a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, To pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:24 - Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the eretz.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:25 - A foolish son brings grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to flog officials for their integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version 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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