Proverbs 17:3-5 The Passion Translation (TPT)
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.
5 Mock the poor, will you?
You insult your Creator every time you do!
If you make fun of others’ misfortune,
you’d better watch out—your punishment is on its way.