Proverbs 17:7; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 17:12; Proverbs 17:16; Proverbs 17:24–25; Proverbs 17:28

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Proverbs 17:7

Fine speech is not wbecoming to a fool;

still less is xfalse speech to a prince.

Proverbs 17:10

10  A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding

than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 17:12

12  Let a man meet ca she-bear robbed of her cubs

drather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:16

16  Why should a fool have money in his hand jto buy wisdom

when he has no sense?

Proverbs 17:24–25

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

tand bitterness to uher who bore him.

Proverbs 17:28

28  Even a fool xwho keeps silent is considered wise;

when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.