Proverbs 25:17
New International Version
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and they will hate you.

New Living Translation
Don't visit your neighbors too often, or you will wear out your welcome.

English Standard Version
Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.

Berean Study Bible
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house, lest he grow weary and hate you.

New American Standard Bible
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

King James Bible
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house; otherwise, he'll get sick of you and hate you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't visit friends too often, or they will get tired of it and start hating you.

Good News Translation
Don't visit your neighbors too often; they may get tired of you and come to hate you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house; otherwise, he'll get sick of you and hate you.

International Standard Version
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's home; otherwise, he'll grow weary and hate you.

NET Bible
Don't set foot too frequently in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you.

New Heart English Bible
Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let not your foot frequent the house of your friend, lest he be weary of you and hate you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not set foot in your neighbor's house too often. Otherwise, he will see too much of you and hate you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; Lest he be sated with thee, and hate thee.

New American Standard 1977
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, Lest he become weary of you and hate you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house lest he be weary of thee and so hate thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Withdraw your foot from your neighbor's house; lest he be weary of you, and so hate you.

American King James Version
Withdraw your foot from your neighbor's house; lest he be weary of you, and so hate you.

American Standard Version
Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, Lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Enter sparingly into thy friend's house, lest he be satiated with thy company, and hate thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Withdraw thy foot from the house of thy neighbour, lest having his fill he hate thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee.

English Revised Version
Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

World English Bible
Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you.

Young's Literal Translation
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house, Lest he be satiated with thee, and have hated thee.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
16If you find honey, eat just what you need, lest you have too much and vomit it up. 17Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house, lest he grow weary and hate you. 18Like a club or sword or sharp arrow is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.…
Cross References
Proverbs 25:16
If you find honey, eat just what you need, lest you have too much and vomit it up.

Proverbs 25:18
Like a club or sword or sharp arrow is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Treasury of Scripture

Withdraw your foot from your neighbor's house; lest he be weary of you, and so hate you.

Genesis 19:2,3
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night…

Judges 19:18-21
And he said unto him, We are passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man that receiveth me to house…

weary

Romans 15:24
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.







Lexicon
Seldom
הֹקַ֣ר (hō·qar)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3365: To be heavy, valuable, to make rare

set foot
רַ֭גְלְךָ (raḡ·lə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

in your neighbor’s
רֵעֶ֑ךָ (rê·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

house,
מִבֵּ֣ית (mib·bêṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

lest
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

he grow weary
יִ֝שְׂבָּעֲךָ֗ (yiś·bā·‘ă·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

and hate you.
וּשְׂנֵאֶֽךָ׃ (ū·śə·nê·’e·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate
Verse 17. - Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; literally, make thy foot precious, rare; Septuagint, "Bring thy foot sparingly (σπάνιον) into thy friend's house," The proverb seems to be loosely connected with the preceding, as urging moderation. Do not pay too frequent visits to your neighbors' house, or make yourself too much at home there. The Son of Sirach has an utterance on a somewhat similar subject, "Give place, thou stranger, to an honourable man; my brother cometh to be lodged, and I have need of mine house. Those things are grievous to a man of understanding; the upbraiding of house room, and reproaching of the lender" (Ecclus. 29:27, etc.). Lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. Such a result might easily arise from too constant intercourse. Cornelius a Lapide quotes from Seneca ('De Benefic,' 1:15), "Rarum esse oportet quod diu carum velis," "That should be rare which you would enduringly bear." And Martial's cynical advice -

"Nulli te facias nimis sodalem;
Gaudebis minus, et minus dolebis."
The same poet ('Epigr.,' 4:29, 3) writes -

"Rara juvant; primis sic major gratia pomis,
Hibernae pretium sic meruere rosae."
25:17. We cannot be upon good terms with our neighbours, without discretion as well as sincerity. How much better a Friend is God than any other friend! The oftener we come to him, the more welcome. 18. A false testimony is dangerous in every thing.
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