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Proverbs, Chapter 17
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   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!

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