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17.15
PROVERBS

28A froward man soweth strife;
And a whisperer separateth familiar friends.
 
29A man of violence enticeth his neighbour,
And leadeth him into a way that is not good.
 
30He shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things;
He that biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
 
31The hoary head is a crown of glory,
It is found in the way of righteousness.
 
32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
And he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
 
33The lot is cast into the lap;
But the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.


17 Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith,
Than a house full of feasting with strife.
 
2A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that dealeth shamefully,
And shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
 
3The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;
But the Lord trieth the hearts.
 
4A evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips;
And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
 
5Whoso mocketh the poor blasphemeth his Maker;
And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
 
6Children's children are the crown of old men;
And the glory of children are their fathers.
 
7Overbearing speech becometh not a churl;
Much less do lying lips a prince.
 
8A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it;
Whithersoever he turneth, he prospereth.
 
9He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;
But he that harpeth on a matter estrangeth a familiar friend.
 
10A rebuke entereth deeper into a man of understanding
Than a hundred stripes into a fool.
 
11A rebellious man seeketh only evil;
Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
 
12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,
Rather than a fool in his folly.
 
13Whoso rewardeth evil for good,
Evil shall not depart from his house.
 
14The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water;
Therefore leave off contention, before the quarrel break out.
 
15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous,

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