Proverbs 17 01-28 ABV – Quietness
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.
A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, yet the Lord tests hearts.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
He who mocks the poor defy his Maker; he who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of sons is their fathers.
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, much less are lying lips to a prince.
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; wherever he turns, he prospers.
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, yet he who repeats a matter separates friends.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion, so a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his foolishness.
He who returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, both are an abomination to the Lord.
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, when he has no sense?
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man lacking sense pledges and becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his gate too high seeks destruction.
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into trouble.
He who bring up a fool does so to his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy.
A joyful heart is good medicine, yet a broken spirit dries up the bones.
A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, yet the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
It is also not good to condemn the righteous, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a quiet spirit is a man of understanding.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.