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Proverbs 17.1-13

17Better is a dry morsel with quiet
   than a house full of feasting with strife.
2 A slave who deals wisely will rule over a child who acts shamefully,
   and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
   but the Lord tests the heart.
4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
   and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.
5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker;
   those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
   and the glory of children is their parents.
7 Fine speech is not becoming to a fool;
   still less is false speech to a ruler.*
8 A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of those who give it;
   wherever they turn they prosper.
9 One who forgives an affront fosters friendship,
   but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.
10 A rebuke strikes deeper into a discerning person
   than a hundred blows into a fool.
11 Evil people seek only rebellion,
   but a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
12 Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs
   than to confront a fool immersed in folly.
13 Evil will not depart from the house
   of one who returns evil for good.

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