17 Better is aa dry morsel with quietness,
Than a house full of 1feasting with strife.
2 A wise servant will rule over ba son who causes shame,
And will share an inheritance among the brothers.
cBut the Lord tests the hearts.
A liar listens eagerly to a 2spiteful tongue.
5 dHe who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker;
eHe who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 fChildren’s children are the crown of old men,
And the glory of children is their father.
Much less lying lips to a prince.
Wherever he turns, he prospers.
9 gHe who covers a transgression seeks love,
But hhe who repeats a matter separates friends.
10 iRebuke is more effective for a wise man
Than a hundred blows on a fool.
Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
12 Let a man meet ja bear robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.
13 Whoever krewards evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.
Or sacrificial meals