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.
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.
Proverbs 17:9 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Seeketh love - i. e., Takes the course which leads to his gaining it.
He that repeateth a matter - The warning is directed against that which leads a man to dwell with irritating iteration on a past offence instead of burying it in oblivion.
Separateth very friends - Better, alienateth his chief friend. The tale-bearer works injury to himself.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
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