Proverbs 17

17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. 

17:2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers. 

17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts. 

17:4 An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. 

17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished. 

17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents. 

17:7 Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince. 

17:8 A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers. 

17:9 He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends. 

17:10 A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool. 

17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. 

17:12 Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. 

17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 

17:14 The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out. 

17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh. 

17:16 Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, seeing he has no understanding? 

17:17 A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity. 

17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor. 

17:19 He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction. 

17:20 One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble. 

17:21 He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy. 

17:22 A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. 

17:23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice. 

17:24 Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth. 

17:25 A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him. 

17:26 Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity. 

17:27 He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding. 

17:28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.