1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 17

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 17:1 Better [is] a drie morsell, and quietnesse therewith; then an house full of sacrifices [with] strife. Proverbs 17:2 A wise seruant shall haue rule ouer a son that causeth shame: and shall haue part of the inheritance among the brethren. Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot [is] for siluer, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer giueth heed to false lips: [and] a liar giueth eare to a naughtie tongue. Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poore, reproacheth his maker: [and] he that is glad at calamities, shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 17:6 Childrens children [are] the crowne of old men: and the glory of children [are] their fathers. Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becommeth not a foole: much lesse doe lying lippes a prince. Proverbs 17:8 A gift is [as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoeuer it turneth, it prospereth. Proverbs 17:9 He that couereth a transgression, seeketh loue; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth [very] friends. Proverbs 17:10 A reproofe entreth more into a wise man, then an hundred stripes into a foole. Proverbs 17:11 An euill man seeketh onely rebellion; therefore a cruell messenger shall be sent against him. Proverbs 17:12 Let a beare robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather then a foole in his folly. Proverbs 17:13 Whoso rewardeth euill for good, euill shall not depart from his house. Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is [as] when one letteth out water: therfore leaue off contention, before it be medled with. Proverbs 17:15 He that iustifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the iust: euen they [both] are abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:16 Wherfore [is there] a price in the hand of a foole to get wisedome, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]? Proverbs 17:17 A friend loueth at all times, and a brother is borne for aduersitie. Proverbs 17:18 A man void of vnderstanding striketh hands, [and] becommeth suretie in the presence of his friend. Proverbs 17:19 He loueth transgression, that loueth strife: [and] he that exalteth his gate, seeketh destruction. Proverbs 17:20 He that hath a froward heart, findeth no good, and he that hath a peruerse tongue, falleth into mischiefe. Proverbs 17:21 He that begetteth a foole, [doth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a foole hath no ioy. Proverbs 17:22 A merrie heart doth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosome, to peruert the wayes of iudgement. Proverbs 17:24 Wisedome [is] before him that hath vnderstanding: but the eyes of a foole [are] in the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:25 A foolish sonne [is] a griefe to his father, & bitternes to her that bare him. Proverbs 17:26 Also to punish the iust [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes for equitie. Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge, spareth his words: and a man of vnderstanding is of an excellent spirit. Proverbs 17:28 Euen a foole, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips, [is esteemed] a man of vnderstanding.

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