New International Version
17 A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.(A)
18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge
and puts up security for a neighbor.(B)
19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;
whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;
one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
21 To have a fool for a child brings grief;
there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.(C)