Prov. 16:28-33, Prov. 17:1-4 NIV

Prov. 16:28-33

A perverse person stirs up conflict,

and a gossip separates close friends.

A violent person entices their neighbor

and leads them down a path that is not good.

Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;

whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

Gray hair is a crown of splendor;

it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Better a patient person than a warrior,

one with self-control than one who takes a city.

The lot is cast into the lap,

but its every decision is from the Lord.

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Prov. 17:1-4

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet

than a house full of feasting, with strife.

A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son

and will share the inheritance as one of the family.

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,

but the Lord tests the heart.

A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;

a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

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