Proverbs 17:7; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 17:12; Proverbs 17:16; Proverbs 17:24–25; Proverbs 17:28
7 Fine speech is not wbecoming to a fool;
still less is xfalse speech to a prince.
10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
than a hundred blows into a fool.
12 Let a man meet ca she-bear robbed of her cubs
drather than a fool in his folly.
16 Why should a fool have money in his hand jto buy wisdom
when he has no sense?
24 sThe discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
25 nA foolish son is a grief to his father
28 Even a fool xwho keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.