17 Better is a dry morsel with quiet
than a house full of feasting with strife.
and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
but the Lord tests the heart.
and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.
those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
and the glory of children is their parents.
still less is false speech to a ruler.a
wherever they turn they prosper.
but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.
than a hundred blows into a fool.
but a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
than to confront a fool immersed in folly.
of one who returns evil for good.
so stop before the quarrel breaks out.
are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
to buy wisdom, when they have no mind to learn?
and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.
to become surety for a neighbor.
one who builds a high threshold invites broken bones.
and the perverse of tongue fall into calamity.
the parent of a fool has no joy.
but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
to pervert the ways of justice.
but the eyes of a fool to the ends of the earth.
and bitterness to her who bore them.
or to flog the noble for their integrity.
one who is cool in spirit has understanding.
when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent.
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