The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” – Proverbs 17 (KJV)

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  1. 1 Better a piece of dry bread with peace
    than a house full of feasting with quarreling.

    2 A wise slave will rule over a shameful son.
    He will share the inheritance with the brothers.

    3 There is a crucible for refining silver and a smelter for gold.
    In the same way the Lord examines hearts.

    4 An evildoer pays attention to wicked lips.
    A liar feeds upon[a] a destructive tongue.

    5 Whoever mocks a poor person insults his Maker.
    A person who rejoices over calamity will not escape.

    6 Grandchildren are a crown for the elderly,
    and parents are a source of pride for their children.

    7 Eloquent lips are[b] not fitting for a fool.
    How much less lying lips for a ruler!

    8 A bribe works like a charm for the person who gives it.
    Wherever he turns, he prospers.

    9 A person who covers an offense pursues love,
    but one who repeats the matter separates friends.

    10 A reprimand impresses a discerning person
    more than receiving a hundred lashes impresses a fool.

    11 An evil person promotes only rebellion,
    and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

    12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
    than to meet a fool in his stupidity.

    13 A person who repays evil for good—
    evil will never leave his house.

    14 Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate,
    so stop the dispute before it gets started.

    15 Acquitting a guilty person
    and convicting an innocent person—
    both of these are disgusting[c] to the Lord.

    16 Why hand a fool money to buy wisdom,
    since he has no aptitude for using it?

    17 A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of trouble.

    18 A person without sense shakes hands
    to guarantee a loan for his neighbor.

    19 A person who loves sin loves conflict.
    A person who builds his gate high invites destruction.

    20 A crooked mind does not find good.
    A perverted tongue will fall into disaster.

    21 The man who fathers a fool has grief,
    and the father of an arrogant fool will have no joy.

    22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

    23 A wicked person secretly accepts a bribe
    to pervert the ways of justice.

    24 Wisdom is right in front of a discerning person,
    but a fool’s eyes wander to the end of the earth.

    25 A foolish son is an aggravation to his father
    and bitterness to the woman who bore him.

    26 It is not good to impose a fine on a righteous person
    nor to flog officials because of their uprightness.

    27 A person with knowledge restrains his words.
    A person with understanding is even-tempered.

    28 Even a stubborn fool who keeps silent will be considered wise.
    He is considered to be perceptive if he keeps his lips shut. – Proverbs 17 (EHV)

    [a] Proverbs 17:4 Hebrew variant listens to
    [b] Proverbs 17:7 Or excessive chatter is
    [c] Proverbs 17:15 Or repulsive

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