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Proverbs 17 - AMP

2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall share in the inheritance among the brothers. 3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts. 4 An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue. 5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished. 6 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. 7 Fine or arrogant speech does not befit fool--much less do lying lips befit a prince. 8 A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; he prospers, whichever way he turns. 9 He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. 10 A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool. 11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him. 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly . 13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 14 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles ; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out. 15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination to the Lord. 16 Of what use is money in the hand of a fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom--when he has no understanding or heart for it? 17 A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity. 18 A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor. 19 He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction. 20 He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity. 21 He who becomes the parent of a fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of fool has no joy . 22 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. 23 A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice. 24 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. 25 A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. 26 Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness. 27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit. 28 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.



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Elmer Towns avatar
Grandparents: Introduction
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: Grandparents communicate a standard of moral living in an immoral world to their grandchildren and should be their spiritual GPS.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 55
Tim Pollock avatar
Honor Past Generations
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 17:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 291
Tim Pollock avatar
An Ungrateful Spirit Must Be Broken
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 17:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 189
Tim Pollock avatar
Find Peace In Spite of Failures
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 17:21-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 99
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Spiritual SCURVY? What are we lacking?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May, 2016
Summary: Scurvy is a terrible disease from the lack of Vitiman C... What are we lacking today that leaves us weak? Could we have a broken, dried up spirit--- LACKING JOY?
William R. Nabaza avatar
Evil will not depart from wickeds house
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD rewards evil for the wicked who will never love GOD'S house.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:13
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 66
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Be A Barnabas - A Light Of Encouragement
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Nov, 2015
Summary: Encouragement means coming alongside and inputting courage. Where courage has faded away, encouragement is the putting back or refilling of courage. The leaders of the early church gave one man, Barnabas, the nickname "Son of encouragement".
John Gullick avatar
Friends
Shared by: John Gullick on Aug, 2015
Summary: A sermon that looks at friendship and what it is to have jesus as a friend
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 546
Shawn miller avatar
Finding the Proverbial Friend
Shared by: Shawn miller on May, 2015
Summary: Using mainly the book of Proverbs this is a topical message about what to look for in choosing our closest friends
William R. Nabaza avatar
A merry heart
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that our happiness comes in the LORD, we celebrate JESUS in our life and heart. Broken spirit are for the unbelievers because they don't have any reason to rejoice.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,608
Darrin Fish avatar
New Years The Star of Hope
Shared by: Darrin Fish on May, 2014
Summary: If we hold on to God… to His wisdom and His power… Then we will succeed in this coming year. And we will be able to grab a hold of everything God wants us to have.
Clay Gentry avatar
8 Keys To Fighting Fair
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: This lesson is about not fighting because hey let's face it well all fight. Rather, using biblical principles let's learn how to fight fair.
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
A True Friend loves at all Times Part-1
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Mar, 2013
Summary: A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 17:17NLT)
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Denomination: *other
Views: 7,812
Dennis Davidson avatar
BECOMING A FRIEND
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2012
Summary: These Proverbs will help teach us to be to others the friend that we desire to have ourselves. When it comes to friends you must first be one to have one. What kind of friend are you?
Series: Proverbs
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,536
Dennis Davidson avatar
MEN OF STRIFE MAKE CONTENTION
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2012
Summary: The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some 15 times in Proverbs & describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or dispute. Let's look at 3 aspects of contentions so w
Series: Proverbs
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,227
Jerry Flury avatar
What Makes a Good Father?
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Jun, 2012
Summary: Being a good father is more than just bringing home a paycheck and meeting the physical needs of your children. It’s not enough just be a good father by the world’s standards; fathers need to be the spiritual leaders in their homes.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,634
G. D. Helton avatar
Flash Point
Shared by: G. D. Helton on May, 2012
Summary: A sermon to help set the believers heart on fire through the moving of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,463
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 17 - Contrast the Upright and the Wicked
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter seventeen.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:1-28
Views: 2,177
David Rigg avatar
April Fool Sunday Sermon
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2012
Summary: Here's a sermon for April Fools Day which includes a humorous story to illustrate the points.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:12
Views: 1,758
Rich  Anderson avatar
Preparation For The New Year
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Jan, 2011
Summary: What is most important for us this New Year? The answer is found in Solomon’s words in Proverbs.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:24
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 6,513
Monte Brown avatar
When You Don't Know What to Say, Say Nothing
Shared by: Monte Brown on Jul, 2010
Summary: A short message on when to speak.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,100
David DeWitt avatar
Painfully Dumb
Shared by: David DeWitt on Jun, 2010
Summary: Many people find their lives marked and guided by the dumb things they do
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:12
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,205
Jorge Acevedo avatar
Lift Off
Shared by: Jorge Acevedo on Feb, 2010
Summary: One great thing about family is the way we encourage each other and lift up each other's spirit; this message is about how to do just that.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,023
Howard Strickland avatar
Wisdom, Is Better Than
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Feb, 2010
Summary: Verse upon verse study of Proverbs. These Proverbs give the wise things that are better than.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 17:1-28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 882
John  Wright avatar
FRIENDSHIP TO BE SHOWN!!!
Shared by: John Wright on Feb, 2010
Summary: Jesus, in John 15:13 makes a statement that let's us know that friendship is to be proven by friends making sacrificing and then Proverbs 27:5&6 teach that friendship is shown as we give constructive criticism and Gal. 5:14&15 enforce that we are not to b
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Views: 748
Darrin Fish avatar
New Years
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Oct, 2009
Summary: If we hold on to God… to His wisdom and His power… • Then we will succeed in this coming year. • And we will be able to grab a hold of everything God wants us to have. • It may seem that our future may be in doubt at times… • But in the end it wil
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:24
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,552
Bradley  Kellum avatar
Walking with God's Family
Shared by: Bradley Kellum on Aug, 2009
Summary: Becoming as devoted to each other as we are to Jesus is what it takes to walk successfully with other Christ-followers. Let’s explore that together.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,100
Jerry McKee avatar
REALationships
Shared by: Jerry McKee on Sep, 2008
Summary: It’s tough to be a teenager today. I wrote this series of messages for our new 7th graders graduating into teenage life. Teenagers today are very relational. In this lesson we take a contrast what the Bible and the World have to say about relationships
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,274
Johnny Creasong avatar
The Gift of Grandparenting
Shared by: Johnny Creasong on Jul, 2008
Summary: Every Grandparent can testify that if someone would have just told them that grandchildren were so much fun, the choice would have been made to have them first! Since we can’t do that, let’s use our influence to impact the next generation.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:6
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 7,747
Donnie  Martin avatar
FAVORED BY FAITHFUL FATHERS
Shared by: Donnie Martin on May, 2008
Summary: This message attempts to stir up an attitude of thanksgiving for fathers who took the task of fatherhood seriously, sacrificing themselves for their families.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 17:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,368