Proverbs Chapter 17 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 17:1

Better `is' a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.

Proverbs 17:2

A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance.

Proverbs 17:3

A refining pot `is' for silver, and a furnace for gold, And the trier of hearts `is' Jehovah.

Proverbs 17:4

An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 17:5

Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.

Proverbs 17:6

Sons' sons `are' the crown of old men, And the glory of sons `are' their fathers.

Proverbs 17:7

Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.

Proverbs 17:8

A stone of grace `is' the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Proverbs 17:9

Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.

Proverbs 17:10

Rebuke cometh down on the intelligent More than a hundred stripes on a fool.

Proverbs 17:11

An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.

Proverbs 17:12

The meeting of a bereaved bear by a man, And -- not a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:13

Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of contention `is' a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.

Proverbs 17:15

Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these `are' an abomination to Jehovah.

Proverbs 17:16

Why `is' this -- a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, And a heart there is none?

Proverbs 17:17

At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.

Proverbs 17:18

A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend.

Proverbs 17:19

Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.

Proverbs 17:20

The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.

Proverbs 17:21

Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not.

Proverbs 17:22

A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.

Proverbs 17:23

A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.

Proverbs 17:24

The face of the intelligent `is' to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.

Proverbs 17:25

A provocation to his father `is' a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him.

Proverbs 17:26

Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.

Proverbs 17:27

One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper `is' a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!