Proverbs - 17

Tip: To view chapters clear the search box. Use Character Map to get the tamil characters.

1.rz;ilNahL$ba tPLepiwe;j nfhOikahd gjhh;j;jq;fisg;ghh;f;fpYk;> mkhpf;ifNahNl rhg;gpLk; ntWk; Jzpf;ifNa eyk;.
 BETTER IS a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting [on offered sacrifices] with strife.
2.Gj;jpAs;s Ntiyf;fhud; ,yr;irAz;lhf;Ffpw Gj;jpuid Mz;L> rNfhjuUf;Fs;s Rje;juj;jpy; gq;filthd;.
 A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall share in the inheritance among the brothers.
3.nts;spiaf; FifAk;> nghd;idg; GlKk; Nrhjpf;Fk;@ ,Ujaq;fisr; Nrhjpf;fpwtNuh fh;j;jh;.
 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.
4.J\;ld; mf;fpuk cjLfs; nrhy;tij cw;Wf;Nfl;fpwhd;@ ngha;ad; NfLs;s ehTf;Fr; nrtpnfhLf;fpwhd;.
 An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.
5.Vioiag; ghpahrk;gz;Zfpwtd; mtid cz;lhf;fpdtiu epe;jpf;fpwhd;@ Mgj;ijf;Fwpj;Jf; fspf;fpwtd; jz;lidf;Fj; jg;ghd;.
 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished.
6.gps;isfspd; gps;isfs; KjpNahUf;Ff; fph;Plk;@ gps;isfspd; Nkd;ik mth;fs; gpjhf;fNs.
 Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.
7.Nkd;ikahditfisg; NgRk; cjL %lDf;Fj; jfhJ@ ngha; NgRk; cjL gpuGTf;F vt;tsNtDk; jfhJ.
 Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool--much less do lying lips befit a prince.
8.ghpjhdk; thq;Ffpwth;fspd; ghh;itf;F mJ ,uj;jpdk;NghypUf;Fk;@ mJ Nehf;Fk; jpirnay;yhk; fhhpak; tha;f;Fk;.
 A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.
9.Fw;wj;ij %Lfpwtd; rpNefj;ij ehLfpwhd;@ Nfl;lijr;nrhy;Yfpwtd; gpuhzrpNefpjiuAk; gphpj;JtpLfpwhd;.
 He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.
10.%lid E}wb mbg;gijg;ghh;f;fpYk;;> Gj;jpkhid thapdhy; fz;bg;gNj mjpfkha; ciwf;Fk;.
 A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.
11.J\;ld; fyfj;ijNa NjLfpwhd;@ F&uJ}jd; mtDf;F tpNuhjkhf mDg;gg;gLthd;.
 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him.
12.jd; kjpNfl;by; jphpAk; kjpaPdDf;F vjph;g;gLtijg;ghh;f;fpYk;> Fl;bfisg; gwpnfhLj;j fubf;F vjph;g;gLtJ thrp.
 Let [the brute ferocity of] a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a [self-confident] fool in his folly [when he is in a rage].
13.ed;ikf;Fj; jPiknra;fpwtd; vtNdh> mtd; tPl;iltpl;Lj; jPik ePq;fhJ.
 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
14.rz;ilapd; Muk;gk; kjifj;jpwe;JtpLfpwJNghypUf;Fk;@ Mjyhy; tpthjk; vOk;GKd; mij tpl;LtpL.
 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.
15.Jd;khh;f;fid ePjpkhdhf;FfpwtDk;> ePjpkhidf; Fw;wthspahf;FfpwtDkhfpw ,t;tpUtUk; fh;;j;jUf;F mUtUg;ghdth;fs;.
 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord.
16.Qhdj;ijf; nfhs;Sk;gb %ld; ifapNy nuhf;fk; vd;dj;jpw;F? mjpd;Nky; mtDf;F kdkpy;iyNa.
 Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom--when he has no understanding or heart for it?
17.rpNefpjd; vy;yhf; fhyj;jpYk; rpNefpg;ghd;@ ,Lf;fzpy; cjtNt rNfhjud; gpwe;jpUf;fpwhd;.
 A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
18.Gj;jpaPdd; jd; rpNefpjDf;F Kd;ghff; ifabj;Jf;nfhLj;Jg; gpizg;gLfpwhd;.
 A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.
19.thJg;gphpad; ghjfg;gphpad;@ jd; thriy cah;j;jpf; fl;Lfpwtd; mopit ehLfpwhd;.
 He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.
20.khWghlhd ,UjaKs;std; ed;ikiaf; fz;liltjpy;iy@ Gul;L ehTs;std; jPikapy; tpOthd;.
 He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.
21.%lGj;jpuidg; ngWfpwtd; jdf;Fr; rQ;ryKz;lhf mtidg; ngWfpwhd;;;;@ kjpaPdDila jfg;gDf;F kfpo;r;rpapy;iy.
 He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].
22.kdkfpo;r;rp ey;y xs\jk;@ Kwpe;j MtpNah vYk;Gfis cyug;gz;Zk;.
 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
23.Jd;khh;f;fd;> ePjpapd; topiag; Gul;l> kbapYs;s ghpjhdj;ij thq;Ffpwhd;.
 A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.
24.Qhdk; Gj;jpkhDf;F Kd;ghf ,Uf;Fk;@ %lDila fz;fNsh G+kpapd; filahe;juq;fspy; nry;Yk;.
 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.
25.%lGj;jpud; jd; gpjhTf;Fr; rypg;Gk;> jd;idg; ngw;wth;fSf;Ff; frg;Gkhdtd;.
 A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
26.ePjpkhidj; jz;lk;gpbf;fpwJk;> epahaQ;nra;fpwtidg; gpuGf;fs; mbf;fpwJk; jFjpay;y.
 Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.
27.mwpthsp jd; thh;j;ijfis mlf;Ffpwhd;@ tpNtfp Fsph;e;j kdKs;std;.
 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.
28.NgrhjpUe;jhy; %lDk; Qhdthd; vd;W vz;zg;gLthd;@ jd; cjLfis %Lfpwtd; Gj;jpkhd; vd;W vz;zg;gLthd;.
 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.