Proverbs Chapter 17 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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17:4 False lips - To false accusations and calumnies, which give him occasion and encouragement to do mischief.
17:7 Excellent speech - Discourse of high and excellent things.
17:8 A precious stone - Pleasant and acceptable; and withal dazzles his eyes. Whithersoever - To whomsoever it is presented. But this, as also many of her proverbs, are to be understood of most men, not of all.
17:9 Covereth - That conceals as far as he may, other mens faults.
17:11 Rebellion - Against God. Messenger - Or, a cruel angel, the angel of death, the devil, or some bloody men employed by God to avenge his quarrel.
17:12 Folly - In the heat of his lust or passion.
17:14 Letteth out - By cutting the bank of a river. Leave off - Avoid the occasions, and prevent the beginning of contention.
17:16 A price - Opportunities and abilities of getting it. No heart - Neither discretion to discern the worth of wisdom, nor any sincere desire to get it.
17:17 Was born - Was sent into the world for this, that he might comfort and relieve his brother in adversity.
17:18 Friend - Debtor, for whom being his friend, he becomes surety.
17:20 No good - Shall not get that advantage which he expects.
17:22 Doth good - Even to the body; it contributes much to bodily health and vigour. Drieth - Wastes the marrow of the bones, and the moisture and strength of the body.
17:24 In the face - His wisdom appears even in his looks. The eyes - Minding most, those things which are remotest from him, and least concern him.
17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.
Proverbs Chapter 17 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Chap. 15. 17. , Or, good cheere.
3 Psal. 26. 2. cha. 27.21. iere. 17. 10 mala.3.3.
5 Chap.14. 13. , Heb. held innocent.
6 Psal. 127. 4. and 128. 3.
7 Heb. a lip of excellency. , Heb. a lip of lying.
8 Chap. 18. 16. , Hebr. a stone of grace.
9 Chap. 10. 12. , Or, procureth.
10 Or, a reproofe aweth more a wise man, then to strike a foole an hundred times.
13 Rom. 12. 17. 1.thess. 5. 15. 1.pet.3.9.
15 Exod. 23. 7 isa. 5.23. chap. 24. 24.
17 Chap. 18. 24.
18 Chap. 6. 1. and 11. 15. , Heb. heart.
20 Heb. the froward of heart.
21 Cha. 10. 1.
22 Chap. 15. 13. and 12. 25. , Or, to a medicine.
24 Eccles.2. 14. and 8.1.
25 Chap. 10. 1. & 15. 20. and 19. 13.
27 Iam. 1. 19. , Or, a coole spirit.
28 Iob 13. 5.
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