Provérbios 17

1 Better is dry bread in peace than a house full of feasting with discord.

2 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame and share the inheritance among the brothers.

3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold but Jehovah proves the heart.

4 The evildoer pays attention to false lips. A liar listens attentively to a wicked tongue.

5 When you mock the poor you disgrace your Maker. He who is glad at calamity will be punished.

6 Grandchildren are the crowns of old men. Fathers take pride in their children.

7 Excellent speech does not fit a fool; much less do lying lips a prince.

8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes its owner. He prospers in everything he does.

9 He who covers a transgression seeks love but he who gossips breaks up friendships.

10 Reproof influences a wise man more than a hundred stripes does to a fool.

11 An evil man seeks only rebellion. Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs then a fool in his foolishness.

13 Offer evil for good and evil will not depart from your house.

14 Starting a quarrel is like releasing water from a floodgate. Therefore stop contention before it begins.

15 Justify the wicked or condemn the just. Both are abomination to Jehovah.

16 Is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom? He has no sense!

17 A friend loves at all times. A true brother is born for adversity.

18 A man without understanding shakes hands and becomes surety for his friend.

19 He who loves transgression loves discord. He who opens his door seeks destruction.

20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good. He who has a perverse tongue falls into mischief.

21 He who gives birth to a fool does it to his sorrow because the father of a fool has no joy.

22 A merry heart is good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

23 A wicked man takes a bribe to pervert the ways of judgment.

24 Wisdom is near the one who understands. But the eyes of a fool are far away at the ends of the earth.

25 A foolish stupid son is a grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.

26 It is not good to punish the righteous. It is not good to strike princes because of their uprightness.

27 The man with knowledge restrains his words. A man of understanding has a quiet spirit.

28 Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise! He who shuts his mouth is esteemed a man of understanding.