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Proverbs 17

Verse 1

a dry: Proverbs 15:17, Psalms 37:16

an house: Proverbs 7:14

sacrifices: or, good cheer

with: Proverbs 21:9, Proverbs 21:19

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:24 - the king Ecclesiastes 4:6 - General 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - that 2 Thessalonians 3:12 - that with James 5:5 - as in

Verse 2

wise: Proverbs 11:29, Proverbs 14:35, Genesis 24:4-67, Ecclesiastes 4:13

that: Proverbs 10:5, Proverbs 19:26, Proverbs 29:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:2 - the Genesis 39:4 - overseer Genesis 41:41 - General Proverbs 12:24 - hand Proverbs 16:20 - handleth Proverbs 27:18 - so

Verse 3

Proverbs 27:21, Psalms 26:2, Psalms 66:10, Isaiah 48:10, Jeremiah 17:10, Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:2, Malachi 3:3, 1 Peter 1:7, Revelation 2:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:1 - God Exodus 15:25 - proved Deuteronomy 8:2 - prove thee Judges 2:22 - prove Judges 3:1 - prove 1 Chronicles 28:9 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 32:31 - to try him Job 23:10 - he hath Job 28:1 - where they fine it Psalms 7:4 - If I Psalms 139:23 - know Proverbs 25:4 - General Jeremiah 6:29 - the founder Ezekiel 22:18 - in the midst Daniel 11:35 - to try Romans 8:27 - And he 1 Thessalonians 2:4 - but God Hebrews 11:17 - when James 1:12 - when

Verse 4

Proverbs 28:4, 1 Samuel 22:7-11, 1 Kings 22:6-28, Isaiah 30:10, Jeremiah 5:31, 2 Timothy 4:3, 2 Timothy 4:4, 1 John 4:5, Revelation 13:3-8

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:1 - shalt not 1 Samuel 24:9 - General Proverbs 6:12 - naughty

Verse 5

mocketh: Proverbs 14:21, Proverbs 14:31, Psalms 69:9, 1 John 3:17

and: Proverbs 24:17, Proverbs 24:18, Job 31:29, Jeremiah 17:16, Obadiah 1:11-13, Obadiah 1:16, Romans 12:15

unpunished: Heb. held innocent, Proverbs 16:5, *marg.

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:21 - poor Leviticus 25:35 - thy brother Job 30:25 - was Psalms 35:15 - in mine Proverbs 28:20 - innocent Jeremiah 25:29 - Ye shall Jeremiah 49:12 - they whose Jeremiah 50:11 - ye were Ezekiel 25:3 - thou saidst Ezekiel 35:15 - didst Ezekiel 36:5 - with the Obadiah 1:12 - rejoiced Matthew 25:45 - Inasmuch Romans 12:16 - condescend to men of low estate Romans 15:26 - the poor 1 Corinthians 11:22 - that have not James 1:9 - the brother James 2:6 - ye

Verse 6

Children's: Genesis 50:23, Job 42:16, Job 42:17, Psalms 127:3-5, Psalms 128:3-6

and the: Exodus 3:14, Exodus 3:15, 1 Kings 11:12, 1 Kings 15:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:48 - which Job 21:8 - General Job 29:5 - my children Psalms 107:41 - maketh Psalms 127:4 - so are children Ecclesiastes 6:3 - a man Isaiah 49:18 - thou shalt Jeremiah 8:8 - in vain 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown 1 Thessalonians 2:20 - General

Verse 7

Excellent speech: Heb. A lip of excellency, Proverbs 26:7, Psalms 50:16, Psalms 50:17, Matthew 7:5

much: Proverbs 16:10-13, Proverbs 29:12, 2 Samuel 23:3, Job 34:12, Psalms 101:3-5

lying lips: Heb. a lip of lying, Proverbs 12:19

Reciprocal: Judges 16:7 - If they bind

Verse 8

gift: Proverbs 17:23, Psalms 18:16, Psalms 19:6, Psalms 21:13, Psalms 29:4, Exodus 23:8, Deuteronomy 16:19

precious stone: Heb. stone of grace

whithersoever: Genesis 33:9-11, Genesis 43:11, 1 Samuel 25:35, 2 Samuel 16:1-4, Micah 7:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:27 - took Genesis 24:31 - thou Genesis 32:13 - a present Proverbs 18:16 - General Proverbs 19:6 - and Proverbs 21:14 - gift Daniel 11:24 - he shall scatter Acts 24:26 - hoped

Verse 9

that covereth: Proverbs 10:12, Psalms 32:1, 1 Peter 4:8

seeketh: or, procureth

but: Proverbs 16:28

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:16 - but Proverbs 28:13 - that

Verse 10

or, A reproof aweth more a wise man, than to strike a fool an hundred times. Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 13:1, Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 19:25, Proverbs 27:22, Proverbs 29:19, Psalms 141:5, Revelation 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:25 - reproved Judges 2:4 - the people 1 Samuel 25:33 - blessed Proverbs 10:13 - a rod Proverbs 19:29 - and Proverbs 26:3 - General Ecclesiastes 7:5 - better Ezekiel 3:21 - he shall Luke 17:3 - rebuke

Verse 11

2 Samuel 15:12, 2 Samuel 16:5-9, 2 Samuel 18:15, 2 Samuel 18:19, 2 Samuel 20:1, 2 Samuel 20:22, 1 Kings 2:24, 1 Kings 2:25, 1 Kings 2:31, 1 Kings 2:46, Matthew 21:41, Matthew 22:7, Luke 19:27

Reciprocal: Proverbs 11:27 - he that seeketh Proverbs 16:14 - messengers Proverbs 26:17 - passeth 1 Peter 2:13 - General

Verse 12

a bear: Proverbs 28:15, 2 Samuel 17:8, 2 Kings 2:24, Hosea 13:8

rather: Proverbs 27:3, Matthew 2:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:9 - pressed Ecclesiastes 7:25 - know Daniel 3:13 - in his Daniel 7:5 - another Revelation 13:2 - and his feet

Verse 13

1 Samuel 24:17, 1 Samuel 31:2, 1 Samuel 31:3, 2 Samuel 21:1-14, Psalms 35:12, Psalms 38:20, Psalms 55:12-15, Psalms 109:4-13, Jeremiah 18:20, Jeremiah 18:21, Matthew 27:5, Matthew 27:25, Romans 12:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 1 Peter 3:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:4 - Wherefore 1 Samuel 19:4 - because his works 1 Samuel 25:21 - he hath requited 1 Chronicles 10:14 - he slew 2 Chronicles 20:11 - how they reward us 2 Chronicles 24:22 - but slew his son Psalms 109:5 - they Proverbs 20:22 - I Jeremiah 37:18 - General

Verse 14

beginning: Proverbs 17:19, Proverbs 26:21, Proverbs 29:22, Judges 12:1-6, 2 Samuel 2:14-17, 2 Samuel 19:41-43, 2 Samuel 20:1-22, 2 Chronicles 10:14-16, 2 Chronicles 13:17, 2 Chronicles 25:17-24, 2 Chronicles 28:6

leave: Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 25:8, Genesis 13:8, Genesis 13:9, Judges 8:1-3, Ecclesiastes 7:8, Ecclesiastes 7:9, Matthew 5:39-41, Acts 6:1-5, Acts 15:2-21, Romans 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 2 Timothy 2:23, 2 Timothy 2:24, James 3:14-18

Reciprocal: Judges 12:6 - there fell 2 Samuel 2:26 - it will be 2 Samuel 2:27 - unless 2 Samuel 19:43 - the words 2 Samuel 20:2 - every man 1 Kings 12:14 - My father made 2 Kings 14:8 - Come 2 Kings 14:10 - why shouldest Proverbs 3:30 - General Proverbs 18:1 - intermeddleth Proverbs 18:6 - fool's Proverbs 26:4 - General Proverbs 30:33 - so Hosea 5:10 - remove Acts 12:20 - but 1 Corinthians 13:4 - vaunteth not itself Colossians 3:8 - anger Hebrews 12:14 - Follow James 1:19 - slow to wrath

Verse 15

that justifieth: Proverbs 24:23, Proverbs 24:24, Exodus 23:7, 1 Kings 21:13, Isaiah 5:23, Isaiah 55:8, Isaiah 55:9, Ezekiel 22:27-29, Amos 5:7, Amos 5:12, Amos 6:12, Luke 23:18-25, Romans 4:5, James 5:6

abomination: Proverbs 6:16, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 15:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:16 - What shall we say Genesis 44:17 - God forbid Deuteronomy 25:1 - General 1 Kings 8:32 - justifying 2 Chronicles 6:23 - justifying Job 27:5 - justify Psalms 94:21 - condemn Proverbs 3:32 - the froward Proverbs 17:26 - to punish Isaiah 5:20 - them Lamentations 3:35 - turn Micah 3:9 - that Matthew 12:7 - condemned Luke 23:24 - gave sentence John 7:24 - General

Verse 16

a price: Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 1:23, Proverbs 8:4, Proverbs 8:5, Proverbs 9:4-6, Isaiah 55:1-3, Acts 13:46, 2 Corinthians 6:1

seeing: Proverbs 14:6, Proverbs 18:15, Proverbs 21:25, Proverbs 21:26, Deuteronomy 5:29, Psalms 81:11-13, Hosea 4:11, John 3:20, Acts 28:26, Acts 28:27

Reciprocal: Psalms 111:2 - that have Proverbs 4:5 - Get wisdom Proverbs 10:21 - wisdom Proverbs 15:32 - getteth understanding Proverbs 18:2 - fool Proverbs 19:8 - wisdom Proverbs 23:23 - Buy Ecclesiastes 10:2 - but Jeremiah 5:21 - understanding Hosea 7:11 - without Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth Matthew 13:44 - like Luke 7:32 - are Luke 7:35 - General Romans 1:28 - as they did 2 Peter 3:5 - they willingly

Verse 17

Proverbs 18:24, Proverbs 19:7, Ruth 1:16, 1 Samuel 18:3, 1 Samuel 19:2, 1 Samuel 20:17, 1 Samuel 23:16, 2 Samuel 1:26, 2 Samuel 9:1-13, Esther 4:14, John 15:13, John 15:14, Hebrews 2:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:14 - his brother Judges 11:7 - Did not ye hate Ruth 1:14 - but Ruth Ruth 2:20 - hath not 2 Samuel 15:21 - surely 2 Samuel 16:17 - why wentest Job 2:11 - friends Job 6:14 - To him Psalms 119:20 - at all times Proverbs 27:10 - better

Verse 18

void: Proverbs 6:1-5, Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 20:16, Proverbs 22:16, Proverbs 22:27

understanding: Heb. heart

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:11 - carry down Job 17:3 - strike Psalms 112:5 - he will Proverbs 22:26 - General

Verse 19

loveth: Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 29:9, Proverbs 29:22, 2 Corinthians 12:20, James 1:20, James 3:14-16

he that: Proverbs 16:18, Proverbs 18:12, Proverbs 24:27, 1 Samuel 25:36-38, 2 Samuel 15:1, 1 Kings 1:5, Jeremiah 22:13-15, Daniel 4:20, Daniel 4:21

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 22:14 - I will

Verse 20

He that hath a froward heart: Heb. The froward of heart, Proverbs 3:32, Proverbs 6:12-15, Proverbs 8:13, Psalms 18:26

and he: Proverbs 10:10, Proverbs 10:14, Proverbs 10:31, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 18:7, Ecclesiastes 10:12, James 3:6-8

Reciprocal: Job 9:20 - it shall Psalms 140:11 - an evil speaker Proverbs 4:24 - a Proverbs 10:9 - but Jeremiah 23:36 - for every

Verse 21

that: Proverbs 17:25, Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 15:20, Proverbs 19:13, Genesis 26:34, 1 Samuel 2:32-35, 1 Samuel 8:3, 2 Samuel 18:33

hath: Proverbs 23:15, Proverbs 23:16, 2 Corinthians 2:3, Philemon 1:19, Philemon 1:20, 3 John 1:4

Reciprocal: Proverbs 29:15 - a child Ezekiel 18:14 - if he

Verse 22

merry: Proverbs 12:25, Proverbs 15:13, Proverbs 18:14, Ecclesiastes 9:7-9, Romans 5:2-5

like a medicine: Heb. to a medicine

a broken: Psalms 22:15, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 32:4, Psalms 102:3-5, 2 Corinthians 2:7, 2 Corinthians 7:10

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 8:10 - the joy Psalms 102:5 - the voice Proverbs 14:30 - rottenness Proverbs 15:15 - but Proverbs 15:30 - a good Isaiah 66:14 - your bones

Verse 23

Proverbs 17:8, Proverbs 18:16, Proverbs 21:14, Exodus 23:8, Deuteronomy 16:19, 1 Samuel 8:3, 1 Samuel 12:3, Isaiah 1:23, Ezekiel 22:12, Micah 7:3, Mark 14:10, Mark 14:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:19 - General Ecclesiastes 7:7 - a gift Isaiah 5:23 - for reward Acts 24:26 - hoped

Verse 24

before: Proverbs 14:6, Proverbs 15:14, Ecclesiastes 2:14, Ecclesiastes 8:1, John 7:17

the eyes: Proverbs 23:5, Psalms 119:37, Ecclesiastes 6:9, 1 John 2:16

Reciprocal: Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 24:7 - too Ecclesiastes 8:5 - a wise Matthew 11:19 - But

Verse 25

Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 15:20, Proverbs 19:13, 2 Samuel 13:1-22, Ecclesiastes 2:18, Ecclesiastes 2:19

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 18:33 - would God 2 Samuel 19:1 - General Proverbs 17:21 - that Proverbs 19:26 - wasteth Proverbs 23:25 - and she Proverbs 29:15 - a child 2 Corinthians 2:5 - any

Verse 26

to punish: Proverbs 17:15, Proverbs 18:5, Genesis 18:25

to strike: 2 Samuel 3:23-25, 2 Samuel 3:39, 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 16:8, 2 Samuel 19:7, Job 34:18, Job 34:19, Micah 5:1, John 18:22

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 5:9 - It is not Jeremiah 37:18 - General

Verse 27

spareth: Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 15:28, James 1:19, James 3:2

an excellent spirit: or, a cool spirit, Proverbs 16:32, Ecclesiastes 9:17, James 3:18

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:26 - righteous Proverbs 21:23 - General Daniel 5:12 - an excellent Daniel 6:3 - an

Verse 28

Proverbs 15:2, Job 13:5, Ecclesiastes 5:3, Ecclesiastes 10:3, Ecclesiastes 10:14

Reciprocal: Job 32:16 - General Proverbs 10:19 - but Proverbs 21:23 - General Proverbs 30:32 - lay

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-17.html.