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The most popular Bible verses from Proverbs 17
Found 28 Verses
Bible Rank: 1,419
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
[Prov. 12:25; 15:13, 15.]
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Bible Rank: 1,971
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Bible Rank: 3,893
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
Bible Rank: 5,172
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
Bible Rank: 6,857
One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Bible Rank: 8,792
A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a
fool are on the ends of the earth.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Bible Rank: 9,066
Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who have understanding are even-tempered.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Bible Rank: 9,115
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Bible Rank: 9,977
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the mother who bore them.
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Bible Rank: 10,162
If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right.
Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.