nkjv@Proverbs:17:1 @ Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:2 @ A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, And will share an inheritance among the brothers.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:3 @ The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests the hearts.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:4 @ An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:5 @ He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:6 @ Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:7 @ Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:8 @ A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:9 @ He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:10 @ Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:11 @ An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:12 @ Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:13 @ Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:14 @ The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:15 @ He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:16 @ Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, Since he has no heart for it?
nkjv@Proverbs:17:17 @ A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:18 @ A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge, And becomes surety for his friend.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:19 @ He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:20 @ He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:21 @ He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:22 @ A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:23 @ A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back To pervert the ways of justice.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:24 @ Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:25 @ A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:26 @ Also, to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to strike princes for their uprightness.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:27 @ He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
nkjv@Proverbs:17:28 @ Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:1 @ A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:2 @ A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:3 @ When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes reproach.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:4 @ The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:5 @ It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:6 @ A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:7 @ A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:8 @ The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:9 @ He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:10 @ The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:11 @ The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:12 @ Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:13 @ He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:14 @ The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?
nkjv@Proverbs:18:15 @ The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:16 @ A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:17 @ The first one to plead his cause seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:18 @ Casting lots causes contentions to cease, And keeps the mighty apart.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:19 @ A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:20 @ A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:21 @ Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:22 @ He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:23 @ The poor man uses entreaties, But the rich answers roughly.
nkjv@Proverbs:18:24 @ A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
nkjv@Proverbs:19:1 @ Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.