1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
17:1 ¶ Better a dry morsel, and peace therewith, than a house full of contentious sacrifices.
17:2 ¶ A prudent servant, shall rule over a son who causeth shame, and, in the midst of brothers, shall he share the inheritance.
17:4 ¶ Discord, giveth heed to the aggrieving lip,Falsehood, giveth ear to the destroying tongue.
17:5 ¶ He that mocketh the poor, hath reproached his Maker, He that maketh merry at distress, shall not be held innocent.
17:6 ¶ The crown of old men, consists of children's children, and the adornment of children, is their fathers.
17:7 ¶ Unseemly in an unworthy man, is the lip of excellence, much more, in one of noble mind, the lip of falsehood.
17:8 ¶ A gift, in the eyes of its owner, is, a stone of beauty, whithersoever it turneth, it bringeth prosperity.
17:9 ¶ He that hideth a transgression, seeketh love, but, he that repeateth a matter, separateth intimate friends.
17:10 ¶ A reproof sinketh more deeply into an intelligent man than a hundred stripes, into a dullard!
17:11 ¶ Nothing less than rebellion, doth a wicked man seek, and, a relentless messenger, shall be sent out against him.
17:12 ¶ Let a bereaved bear encounter man, rather than a dullard, with his folly!
17:13 ¶ He that returneth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
17:14 ¶ A letting forth of water, is the beginning of strife, therefore, before it breaketh out, abandon, contention.
17:16 ¶ Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a dullard? that he who is without sense, may acquire wisdom.
17:17 ¶ At all times, doth a friend love, and, a brother for distress, must be born.
17:18 ¶ A man lacking sense, is one who striketh hands, giving security, before his neighbour.
17:19 ¶ A lover of transgression, is one who loveth strife, he that heighteneth his door, seeketh grievous harm.
17:20 ¶ The crooked in heart, shall not find good, and, he that is perverse with his tongue, shall fall into wickedness.
17:21 ¶ He that begetteth a dullard, it is to his own grief, neither can the father of the base, rejoice.
17:22 ¶ A joyful heart, worketh an excellent cure,but, a stricken spirit, drieth up the bone.
17:23 ¶ A bribe out of his bosom, doth a lawless man take, to pervert the ways of justice.
17:24 ¶ Before the face of the discerning, is wisdom, but, the eyes of a dullard, are in the ends of the earth.
17:25 ¶ A vexation to his father, is the son that is a dullard, and a bitterness, to her that bare him.
17:26 ¶ Surely, to chastise the righteous, is not good, to smite the noble-minded for equity.
17:27 ¶ Sparing of his words, is one who valueth knowledge, and, of a thoughtful spirit, is a man of intelligence.
17:28 Even a fool, holding his peace, is accounted, wise,He that closeth his lips, [is thought] to have understanding.