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Proverbs 17 (WEBP)

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

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 17 (KJVS)

[1] Better H2896 [is] a dry H2720 morsel H6595, and quietness H7962 therewith, than an house H1004 full H4392 of sacrifices H2077 [with] strife H7379.
[2] A wise H7919 (8688) servant H5650 shall have rule H4910 (8799) over a son H1121 that causeth shame H954 (8688), and shall have part H2505 (8799) of the inheritance H5159 among H8432 the brethren H251.
[3] The fining pot H4715 [is] for silver H3701, and the furnace H3564 for gold H2091: but the LORD H3068 trieth H974 (8802) the hearts H3826.
[4] A wicked doer H7489 (8688) giveth heed H7181 (8688) to false H205 lips H8193; [and] a liar H8267 giveth ear H238 (8688) to a naughty H1942 tongue H3956.
[5] Whoso mocketh H3932 (8802) the poor H7326 (8802) reproacheth H2778 (8765) his Maker H6213 (8802): [and] he that is glad H8056 at calamities H343 shall not be unpunished H5352 (8735).
[6] Children’s H1121 children H1121 [are] the crown H5850 of old men H2205; and the glory H8597 of children H1121 [are] their fathers H1.
[7] Excellent H3499 speech H8193 becometh H5000 not a fool H5036: much less do lying H8267 lips H8193 a prince H5081.
[8] A gift H7810 [is as] a precious H2580 stone H68 in the eyes H5869 of him that hath H1167 it: whithersoever it turneth H6437 (8799), it prospereth H7919 (8686).
[9] He that covereth H3680 (8764) a transgression H6588 seeketh H1245 (8764) love H160; but he that repeateth H8138 (8802) a matter H1697 separateth H6504 (8688) [very] friends H441.
[10] A reproof H1606 entereth H5181 (8799) more into a wise man H995 (8688) than an hundred H3967 stripes H5221 (8687) into a fool H3684.
[11] An evil H7451 [man] seeketh H1245 (8762) only rebellion H4805: therefore a cruel H394 messenger H4397 shall be sent H7971 (8792) against him.
[12] Let a bear H1677 robbed H7909 of her whelps meet H6298 (8800) a man H376, rather than H408 a fool H3684 in his folly H200.
[13] Whoso rewardeth H7725 (8688) evil H7451 for good H2896, evil H7451 shall not depart H4185 (8799) (8675) H4185 (8686) from his house H1004.
[14] The beginning H7225 of strife H4066 [is as] when one letteth out H6362 (8802) water H4325: therefore leave off H5203 (8800) contention H7379, before H6440 it be meddled H1566 (8694) with.
[15] He that justifieth H6663 (8688) the wicked H7563, and he that condemneth H7561 (8688) the just H6662, even they both H8147 [are] abomination H8441 to the LORD H3068.
[16] Wherefore [is there] a price H4242 in the hand H3027 of a fool H3684 to get H7069 (8800) wisdom H2451, seeing [he hath] no heart H3820 [to it]?
[17] A friend H7453 loveth H157 (8802) at all times H6256, and a brother H251 is born H3205 (8735) for adversity H6869.
[18] A man H120 void H2638 of understanding H3820 striketh H8628 (8802) hands H3709, [and] becometh H6148 (8802) surety H6161 in the presence H6440 of his friend H7453.
[19] He loveth H157 (8802) transgression H6588 that loveth H157 (8802) strife H4683: [and] he that exalteth H1361 (8688) his gate H6607 seeketh H1245 (8764) destruction H7667.
[20] He that hath a froward H6141 heart H3820 findeth H4672 (8799) no good H2896: and he that hath a perverse H2015 (8738) tongue H3956 falleth H5307 (8799) into mischief H7451.
[21] He that begetteth H3205 (8802) a fool H3684 [doeth it] to his sorrow H8424: and the father H1 of a fool H5036 hath no joy H8055 (8799).
[22] A merry H8056 heart H3820 doeth good H3190 (8686) [like] a medicine H1456: but a broken H5218 spirit H7307 drieth H3001 (8762) the bones H1634.
[23] A wicked H7563 [man] taketh H3947 (8799) a gift H7810 out of the bosom H2436 to pervert H5186 (8687) the ways H734 of judgment H4941.
[24] Wisdom H2451 [is] before him that hath understanding H6440 H995 (8688); but the eyes H5869 of a fool H3684 [are] in the ends H7097 of the earth H776.
[25] A foolish H3684 son H1121 [is] a grief H3708 to his father H1, and bitterness H4470 to her that bare H3205 (8802) him.
[26] Also to punish H6064 (8800) the just H6662 [is] not good H2896, [nor] to strike H5221 (8687) princes H5081 for equity H3476.
[27] He that hath H3045 (8802) knowledge H1847 spareth H2820 (8802) his words H561: [and] a man H376 of understanding H8394 is of an excellent H3368 (8675) H7119 spirit H7307.
[28] Even a fool H191, when he holdeth his peace H2790 (8688), is counted H2803 (8735) wise H2450: [and] he that shutteth H331 (8801) his lips H8193 [is esteemed] a man of understanding H995 (8737).

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 17 (YLT)

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