Thematic Bible

Proverbs 17:1 (show verse)

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:2 (show verse)

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully,
And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

Proverbs 17:3 (show verse)

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests hearts.

Proverbs 17:4 (show verse)

An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 17:5 (show verse)

He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker;
He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:6 (show verse)

Grandchildren are the crown of old men,
And the glory of sons is their fathers.

Proverbs 17:7 (show verse)

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool,
Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Proverbs 17:8 (show verse)

A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner;
Wherever he turns, he prospers.

Proverbs 17:9 (show verse)

He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 17:10 (show verse)

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 17:11 (show verse)

A rebellious man seeks only evil,
So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Proverbs 17:12 (show verse)

Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:13 (show verse)

He who returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.

Proverbs 17:14 (show verse)

The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

Proverbs 17:15 (show verse)

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

Proverbs 17:16 (show verse)

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,
When he has no sense?
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Proverbs 17:17 (show verse)

A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:18 (show verse)

A man lacking in sense pledges
And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 17:19 (show verse)

He who loves transgression loves strife;
He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Proverbs 17:20 (show verse)

He who has a crooked mind finds no good,
And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Proverbs 17:21 (show verse)

He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:22 (show verse)

A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:23 (show verse)

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom
To pervert the ways of justice.

Proverbs 17:24 (show verse)

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:25 (show verse)

A foolish son is a grief to his father
And bitterness to her who bore him.

Proverbs 17:26 (show verse)

It is also not good to fine the righteous,
Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

Proverbs 17:27 (show verse)

He who restrains his words has knowledge,
And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:28 (show verse)

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.