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17 aBetter is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith,
Than an house full of ||sacrifices with strife.
2 A wise servant shall have rule over ba son that causeth shame,
And shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3 cThe fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold:
But the Lord dtrieth the hearts.
And a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
And ithe glory of children are their fathers.
Much less do †lying lips a prince.
Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
But he that repeateth a matter oseparateth very friends.
Than an hundred stripes into a fool.
12 tLet a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,
ttRather than a fool in his folly.
Evil shall not depart from his house.
Even they both are abomination to the Lord.
To cget wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
17 dA friend loveth at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
And ebecometh surety in the presence of his friend.
And fhe that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20 †He that hath a froward heart findeth no good:
And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21 gHe that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow:
And the father of a fool hath no joy.
23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the kbosom
lTo pervert the ways of judgment.
But nthe eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 gA foolish son is a grief to his father,
And bitterness to nnher that bare him.
Nor to strike princes for equity.
27 He that hath knowledge oospareth his words:
And a man of understanding is of ||an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, pwhen he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
And he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.