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Proverbs 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A slave who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:3 - The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tries hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - An evildoer listens to wicked lips; and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - He who mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:6 - Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of sons is their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - He who forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter alienates a friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:10 - A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:11 - An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:13 - If a man returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is like letting out water; so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - Why should a fool have a price in his hand to buy wisdom, when he has no mind?
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 without sense gives a pledge, and becomes surety in the presence of his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 - He who loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:20 - A man of crooked mind does not prosper, and one with a perverse tongue falls into calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:21 - A stupid son is a grief to a father; and the father of a fool has no joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked man accepts a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:24 - A man of understanding sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:25 - A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good; to flog noble men is wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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