New International Version
Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
King James Bible
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Darby Bible Translation
An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
World English Bible
An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Young's Literal Translation
An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.
Proverbs 17:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A reproof entereth more - Though the rod, judiciously applied, is a great instrument of knowledge, yet it is of no use where incurable dulness or want of intellect, prevails. Besides, there are generous dispositions on which counsel will work more than stripes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 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
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
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