Thematic Bible

Proverbs 17:1 (show verse)

Better is a dry morsel in peace than the house of contention full of sacrifices for a feast.

Proverbs 17:2 (show verse)

A prudent slave shall have rule over a son that causes shame and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

Proverbs 17:3 (show verse)

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tries the hearts.

Proverbs 17:4 (show verse)

An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.

Proverbs 17:5 (show verse)

Whosoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he that is glad regarding the calamity of someone else shall not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:6 (show verse)

Children's children are the crown of old men, and the honour of the children are their fathers.

Proverbs 17:7 (show verse)

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

Proverbs 17:8 (show verse)

A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.

Proverbs 17:9 (show verse)

He that covers a transgression seeks love, but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

Proverbs 17:10 (show verse)

Reproof is of more benefit to a wise man than a hundred stripes to a fool.

Proverbs 17:11 (show verse)

The rebellious man seeks only evil; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Proverbs 17:12 (show verse)

It is better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:13 (show verse)

Whosoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 17:14 (show verse)

To release the waters (to speak rashly) is the beginning of contention; therefore, leave off strife before it gets started.

Proverbs 17:15 (show verse)

He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 17:16 (show verse)

Of what good is the price to buy wisdom in the hand of the fool, seeing he has no heart to understand?
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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 void of understanding strikes hands and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:19 (show verse)

Transgression loves him that loves strife, and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Proverbs 17:20 (show verse)

He that has a perverse heart shall never find good, and he that stirs up trouble with his tongue shall fall into evil.

Proverbs 17:21 (show verse)

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of a fool shall have no joy.

Proverbs 17:22 (show verse)

A joyful heart shall do good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Proverbs 17:23 (show verse)

A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.

Proverbs 17:24 (show verse)

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:25 (show verse)

The foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him.

Proverbs 17:26 (show verse)

It is certainly not good to condemn the just, nor to smite princes for doing that which is upright.

Proverbs 17:27 (show verse)

He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 17:28 (show verse)

Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.