Pr 17:1
17:1 Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than an
     house full of {a} sacrifices [with] strife.

     (a) For where there were many sacrifices, there were many
         portions given to the people, with which they feasted.

Pr 17:2
17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth
     shame, and shall have part of the {b} inheritance among the

     (b) That is, will be made governor over the children.

Pr 17:8
17:8 A bribe [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that
     hath it: wherever it {c} turneth, it prospereth.

     (c) The reward has great force to gain the hearts of men.

Pr 17:9
17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that
     repeateth a matter separateth [very] {d} friends.

     (d) He that admonishes the prince of his fault makes him
         his enemy.

Pr 17:11
17:11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel
      {e} messenger shall be sent against him.

      (e) By the messenger is meant such means as God uses to
          punish the rebels.

Pr 17:12
17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than
      {f} a fool in his folly.

      (f) By which he means the wicked in his rage, who has no
          fear of God.

Pr 17:16
17:16 Why [is there] a {g} price in the hand of a fool to get
      wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?

      {g} What good does it do the wicked to be rich, seeing he
          does not set his mind to wisdom?

Pr 17:17
17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a {h} brother is born
      for adversity.

      (h) So that he is more than a friend, even a brother that
          helps in time of adversity.

Pr 17:18
17:18 A man void of understanding {i} striketh hands, [and]
      becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

      (i) Read @Pr 6:1.

Pr 17:19
17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that
      exalteth his {k} gate seeketh destruction.

      (k) Lifts up himself above his degree.

Pr 17:23
17:23 A wicked [man] taketh a bribe out of the {l} bosom to
      pervert the ways of judgment.

      (l) That is, secretly and out of the bosom of the rich.

Pr 17:24
17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the
      eyes of a fool [are] in the {m} ends of the earth.

      (m) That is, wander to and fro, and seek not after wisdom.

Pr 17:26
17:26 Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike
      princes {n} for equity.

      (n) For their well doing.

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