Mishlei 17

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Mishlei (Book of Proverbs), Chapter 17

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that dealeth shamefully, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but HaShem trieth the hearts.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 A evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; and a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 Whoso mocketh the poor blasphemeth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Overbearing speech becometh not a churl; much less do lying lips a prince.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; whithersoever he turneth, he prospereth.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that harpeth on a matter estrangeth a familiar friend.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 A rebuke entereth deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 An rebellious man seeketh only evil; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before the quarrel break out.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are an abomination to HaShem.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, seeing he hath no understanding?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 A man void of understanding is he that striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his neighbour.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife; he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good; and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into evil.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; and the father of a churl hath no joy.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'22 A merry heart is a good medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000018-QINU`"'25 A foolish son is vexation to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000019-QINU`"'26 To punish also the righteous is not good, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001A-QINU`"'27 He that spareth his words hath knowledge; and he that husbandeth his spirit is a man of discernment.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001B-QINU`"'28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed as a man of understanding.

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