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Proverbs 17:26

To

punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
Proverbs 17:26

Context

Proverbs 17 [20.] One who has a perverse heart doesn’t find prosperity,
and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves.
The father of a fool has no joy.
A cheerful heart makes good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret,
to pervert the ways of justice.
Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding,
but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17 [25.] A foolish son brings grief to his father,
and bitterness to her who bore him.
Also to punish the righteous is not good,
nor to flog officials for their integrity.

He who spares his words has knowledge.
He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise.
When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

Proverbs 18 [1.] An unfriendly man pursues selfishness,
and defies all sound judgment.
A fool has no delight in understanding,
but only in revealing his own opinion.
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes,
and with shame comes disgrace.
The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters.
The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.


ethics
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible