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Proverbs 17

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

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsell, if peace be with it, then an house full of sacrifices with strife. Proverbs 17:2 A discrete seruant shall haue rule ouer a lewde sonne, and hee shall deuide the heritage among the brethren. Proverbs 17:3 As is the fining pot for siluer, and the fornace for golde, so the Lord trieth the heartes. Proverbs 17:4 The wicked giueth heed to false lippes, and a lyer hearkeneth to the naughtie tongue. Proverbs 17:5 Hee that mocketh the poore, reprocheth him, that made him: and he that reioyceth at destruction, shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 17:6 Childres children are the crowne of the elders: and the glory of ye children are their fathers. Proverbs 17:7 Hie talke becommeth not a foole, much lesse a lying talke a prince. Proverbs 17:8 A rewarde is as a stone pleasant in the eyes of them that haue it: it prospereth, whithersoeuer it turneth. Proverbs 17:9 Hee that couereth a transgression, seeketh loue: but hee that repeateth a matter, separateth the prince. Proverbs 17:10 A reproofe entereth more into him that hath vnderstanding, then an hundreth stripes into a foole. Proverbs 17:11 A sedicious person seeketh onely euill, and a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Proverbs 17:12 It is better for a man to meete a beare robbed of her whelpes, then a foole in his follie. Proverbs 17:13 He that rewardeth euil for good, euil shall not depart from his house. Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as one that openeth the waters: therefore or the contention be medled with, leaue off. 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 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of the foole to get wisdome, and he hath none heart? Proverbs 17:17 A friende loueth at all times: and a brother is borne for aduersitie. Proverbs 17:18 A man destitute of vnderstanding, toucheth the hande, and becommeth suretie for his neighbour. Proverbs 17:19 He loueth transgression, that loueth strife: and he that exalteth his gate, seeketh destruction. Proverbs 17:20 The froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a naughtie tongue, shall fall into euill. Proverbs 17:21 He that begetteth a foole, getteth himselfe sorow, and the father of a foole can haue no ioy. Proverbs 17:22 A ioyfull heart causeth good health: but a sorowfull minde dryeth the bones. Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosome to wrest the wayes of iudgement. Proverbs 17:24 Wisdome is in the face of him that hath vnderstanding: but the eyes of a foole are in the corners of the world. Proverbs 17:25 A foolish sonne is a griefe vnto his father, and a heauines to her that bare him. Proverbs 17:26 Surely it is not good to condemne the iust, nor that ye princes should smite such for equitie. Proverbs 17:27 Hee that hath knowledge, spareth his wordes, 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 hee that stoppeth his lips, prudent.

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