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Proverbs 17 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:3 - A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And the trier of hearts is Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:6 - Sons' sons are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons are their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A stone of grace is the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:10 - Rebuke cometh down on the intelligent More than a hundred stripes on a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:11 - An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - The meeting of a bereaved bear by a man, And -- not a fool in his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:13 - Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - Why is this -- a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, And a heart there is none?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 - At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:18 - A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 - Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:20 - The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:21 - Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:24 - The face of the intelligent is to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:25 - A provocation to his father is a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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