Proverbs 17:15-24

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—
    the Lord detests them both.

Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom,
    when they are not able to understand it?

A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge
    and puts up security for a neighbor.

Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;
    whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;
    one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.

To have a fool for a child brings grief;
    there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

The wicked accept bribes in secret
    to pervert the course of justice.

A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
    but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

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