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The most popular Bible verses from Proverbs 17 - Page 2

Found 28 Verses (from 11)

Proverbs 17:21

Bible Rank: 11,097
To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. NIV
He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him]. AMP
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. KJV

Proverbs 17:23

Bible Rank: 16,685
The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. NIV
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice. AMP
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. KJV

Proverbs 17:1

Bible Rank: 16,746
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. NIV
BETTER IS a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting [on offered sacrifices] with strife. AMP
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. KJV

Proverbs 17:9

Bible Rank: 17,793
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. NIV
He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. AMP
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. KJV

Proverbs 17:6

Bible Rank: 18,011
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. NIV
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. [Ps. 127:3; 128:3.] AMP
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. KJV

Proverbs 17:15

Bible Rank: 18,352
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent – the LORD detests them both. NIV
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord. [Exod. 23:7; Prov. 24:24; Isa. 5:23.] AMP
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. KJV

Proverbs 17:3

Bible Rank: 18,714
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. NIV
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts. [Ps. 26:2; Prov. 27:21; Jer. 17:10; Mal. 3:3.] AMP
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. KJV

Proverbs 17:5

Bible Rank: 19,606
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. NIV
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished. [Job 31:29; Prov. 14:31; Obad. 12.] AMP
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. KJV

Proverbs 17:14

Bible Rank: 19,913
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. NIV
The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out. AMP
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. KJV

Proverbs 17:7

Bible Rank: 20,216
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool – how much worse lying lips to a ruler! NIV
Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool--much less do lying lips befit a prince. AMP
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. KJV

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