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.

New Living Translation
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.

English Standard Version
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

New American Standard Bible
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.

International Standard Version
Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.

NET Bible
The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that conceals an evil seeks friendship and he that hates to conceal separates from a close friend.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever keeps bringing up the issue separates the closest of friends.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter estrangeth a familiar friend.

New American Standard 1977
He who covers a transgression seeks love,
            But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that covers a transgression seeks love, but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

King James 2000 Bible
He that covers over a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates close friends.

American King James Version
He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

American Standard Version
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that concealeth a transgression. seeketh friendships: he that repeateth it again, separateth friends.

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

English Revised Version
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love: but he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:8. Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts! 9. The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves. 10. A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man. 11. Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man. 12. Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men. 13. To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family. 14. What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin. 15. It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty. 16. Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd. 17. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment. 18. Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
8A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers. 9He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends. 10A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.…
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
consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

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

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 17:10
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Treasury of Scripture

He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

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 …

seeketh

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

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