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Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold; but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker. And he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech (original means 'speech, conversation, that makes a lasting positive effect') becometh not a fool; much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes (lashings with a whip) into a fool.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water. Therefore 'leave off' (original also, 'to leave, forsake, cast off or away, reject, suffer, spread out or abroad, be loosed, cease, abandon, quit, hang loose, cast down, let fall, forgo, draw') contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife. And he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent (those after understanding) getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. (Ecclesiastes 7:26,28)

Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly ; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse (original also, 'twist, pervert, make crooked, prove perverse, declare perverse, to be crooked, to twist, distort, pervert, make crooked, to declare crooked' {as a liar}) in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Proverbs 19:6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince; and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father and the contentions (strife) of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his (word 'his' not in original) ways shall die. (implies ways established that have been relied upon – don't ignore lessons of the past; learn from immediate negatives, before 'all hell breaks out on you')

Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity (original also 'gracious, show favor') upon the poor (original also 'needy, weaker, lean') lendeth (original 'join') unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he (the Lord) pay him again.

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; herefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance (original 'possessions, property, wealth) may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD and a false balance is not good.

Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings (personal circumstances in each of our lives) are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (like –-why is my life taking turns that I don't want it to take)

Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

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