KJV PRO17 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO16.htm PRO18.htm
17:1 Better [H2896] [is] a dry [H2720] morsel [H6595] , and quietness [H7962] therewith, than an house [H1004] full [H4392] of sacrifices [H2077] [with] strife [H7379] .(sacrifices: or, good cheer)
17:2 A wise [H7919] servant [H5650] shall have rule [H4910] over a son [H1121] that causeth shame [H954] , and shall have part [H2505] of the inheritance [H5159] among [H8432] the brethren [H251] .
17:3 The fining pot [H4715] [is] for silver [H3701] , and the furnace [H3564] for gold [H2091] : but the LORD [H3068] trieth [H974] the hearts [H3826] .
17:4 A wicked doer [H7489] giveth heed [H7181] to false [H205] lips [H8193] ; [and] a liar [H8267] giveth ear [H238] to a naughty [H1942] tongue [H3956] .
17:5 Whoso mocketh [H3932] the poor [H7326] reproacheth [H2778] his Maker [H6213] : [and] he that is glad [H8056] at calamities [H343] shall not be unpunished [H5352] .(unpunished: Heb. held innocent)
17:6 Children's [H1121] children [H1121] [are] the crown [H5850] of old men [H2205] ; and the glory [H8597] of children [H1121] [are] their fathers [H1] .
17:7 Excellent [H3499] speech [H8193] becometh [H5000] not a fool [H5036] : much less do lying [H8267] lips [H8193] a prince [H5081] .(Excellent: Heb. A lip of excellency)(lying: Heb. a lip of lying)
17:8 A gift [H7810] [is as] a precious [H2580] stone [H68] in the eyes [H5869] of him that hath [H1167] it: whithersoever it turneth [H6437] , it prospereth [H7919] .(a precious: Heb. a stone of grace)
17:9 He that covereth [H3680] a transgression [H6588] seeketh [H1245] love [H160] ; but he that repeateth [H8138] a matter [H1697] separateth [H6504] [very] friends [H441] .(seeketh: or, procureth)
17:10 A reproof [H1606] entereth [H5181] more into a wise man [H995] than an hundred [H3967] stripes [H5221] into a fool [H3684] .(entereth: or, aweth more a wise man, than to strike a fool an hundred times)
17:11 An evil [H7451] [man] seeketh [H1245] only rebellion [H4805] : therefore a cruel [H394] messenger [H4397] shall be sent [H7971] against him.
17:12 Let a bear [H1677] robbed [H7909] of her whelps meet [H6298] a man [H376] , rather than [H408] a fool [H3684] in his folly [H200] .
17:13 Whoso rewardeth [H7725] evil [H7451] for good [H2896] , evil [H7451] shall not depart [H4185] [H4185] from his house [H1004] .
17:14 The beginning [H7225] of strife [H4066] [is as] when one letteth out [H6362] water [H4325] : therefore leave off [H5203] contention [H7379] , before [H6440] it be meddled [H1566] with.
17:15 He that justifieth [H6663] the wicked [H7563] , and he that condemneth [H7561] the just [H6662] , even they both [H8147] [are] abomination [H8441] to the LORD [H3068] .
17:16 Wherefore [is there] a price [H4242] in the hand [H3027] of a fool [H3684] to get [H7069] wisdom [H2451] , seeing [he hath] no heart [H3820] [to it]?
17:17 A friend [H7453] loveth [H157] at all times [H6256] , and a brother [H251] is born [H3205] for adversity [H6869] .
17:18 A man [H120] void [H2638] of understanding [H3820] striketh [H8628] hands [H3709] , [and] becometh [H6148] surety [H6161] in the presence [H6440] of his friend [H7453] .(understanding: Heb. heart)
17:19 He loveth [H157] transgression [H6588] that loveth [H157] strife [H4683] : [and] he that exalteth [H1361] his gate [H6607] seeketh [H1245] destruction [H7667] .
17:20 He that hath a froward [H6141] heart [H3820] findeth [H4672] no good [H2896] : and he that hath a perverse [H2015] tongue [H3956] falleth [H5307] into mischief [H7451] .(He that hath a froward: Heb. The froward of heart)
17:21 He that begetteth [H3205] a fool [H3684] [doeth it] to his sorrow [H8424] : and the father [H1] of a fool [H5036] hath no joy [H8055] .
17:22 A merry [H8056] heart [H3820] doeth good [H3190] [like] a medicine [H1456] : but a broken [H5218] spirit [H7307] drieth [H3001] the bones [H1634] .(like: or, to)
17:23 A wicked [H7563] [man] taketh [H3947] a gift [H7810] out of the bosom [H2436] to pervert [H5186] the ways [H734] of judgment [H4941] .
17:24 Wisdom [H2451] [is] before him that hath understanding [H6440] [H995] ; but the eyes [H5869] of a fool [H3684] [are] in the ends [H7097] of the earth [H776] .
17:25 A foolish [H3684] son [H1121] [is] a grief [H3708] to his father [H1] , and bitterness [H4470] to her that bare [H3205] him.
17:26 Also to punish [H6064] the just [H6662] [is] not good [H2896] , [nor] to strike [H5221] princes [H5081] for equity [H3476] .
17:27 He that hath [H3045] knowledge [H1847] spareth [H2820] his words [H561] : [and] a man [H376] of understanding [H8394] is of an excellent [H3368] [H7119] spirit [H7307] .(an: or, a cool)
17:28 Even a fool [H191] , when he holdeth his peace [H2790] , is counted [H2803] wise [H2450] : [and] he that shutteth [H331] his lips [H8193] [is esteemed] a man of understanding [H995] .