Proverbs 17:7
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness

1Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. 2A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers. 3The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts. 4A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue. 5Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. 6Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 7Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. 8A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers. 9He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends. 10A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. 11An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. 12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. 13Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 14The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. 15He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. 16Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it? 17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 18A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend. 19He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction. 20He that has a fraudulent heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into mischief. 21He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy. 22A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. 23A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. 24Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. 25A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him. 26Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. 27He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 28Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Cross References
Psalm 31:18
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 19:10
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Proverbs 26:1
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.

Treasury of Scripture

Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

excellent speech

Proverbs 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Psalm 50:16,17 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth...


Proverbs 16:10-13 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment...

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Job 34:12 Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Psalm 101:3-5 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me...

lying lips

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Strong's Concordance
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Topical Bible
Arrogant Becometh Becoming Churl Comely Excellency Excellent Fair Falsehood Fine Fit Fitting Fool Foolish Isn't Less Lip Lips Lying Noble Overbearing Prince Ruler Speech Unsuited Vile Worse
Proverbs Chapter 17 Verse 7

Alphabetical: a are Arrogant Excellent fitting fool for how is less lips lying much not prince ruler speech to unsuited worse

OT Poetry: Proverbs 17:7 Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool (Prov. Pro Pr)
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