New International Version
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
King James Bible
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
Darby Bible Translation
A wicked messenger falleth into evil; but a faithful ambassador is health.
World English Bible
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.
Young's Literal Translation
A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing.
Proverbs 13:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wicked messenger - The Septuagint: basileuv yrasuev, a bold king; instead of מלאך malach, a messenger, they had read מלך melech, a king: but they are singular in this rendering; none of the other versions have it so. He that betrays the counsels of his government, or the interests of his country, will sooner or later fall into mischief; but he that faithfully and loyally fulfils his mission, shall produce honor and safety to the commonwealth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
faithful ambassador or an ambassador of faithfulness
LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
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