17:2 A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; `And' he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
17:8 A bribe is `as' a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
17:14 The beginning of strife is `as' when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.
17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?
17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.
17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.
17:20 He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good; And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
17:24 Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
17:27 He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is `esteemed as' prudent.