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