Proverbs 17:9
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New International Version
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

King James Bible
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.

World English Bible
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A gift is as a precious stone - It both enriches and ornaments. In the latter clause there is an evident allusion to cut stones. Whithersoever you turn them, they reflect the light, are brilliant and beautiful.

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that covereth

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

seeketh

Proverbs 16:28 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.

Library
April 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
[ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR] This treatise was first published in 1688, after Bunyan's death, at the end of the second edition of the Barren Fig Tree, with a black border round the title. It was continued in the third edition 1692, but was subsequently omitted, although the Barren Fig Tree was printed for the same publisher. It has been printed in every edition of Bunyan's Works. Respect for the judgment of others leads me to allow it a place in the first complete edition, although I have serious
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

James 5:20
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:10
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.

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