Proverbs 17:2-4 The Passion Translation (TPT)
2 A wise, intelligent servant will be honored above a shameful son.
He’ll even end up having a portion left to him in his master’s will.
3 In the same way that gold and silver are refined by fire,
the Lord purifies your heart by the tests and trials of life.
4 Those eager to embrace evil listen to slander,
for a liar loves to listen to lies.