Proverbs 13:17
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
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Proverbs 10:26
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

Proverbs 26:6
Like cutting off one's own feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.

Jeremiah 23:13-16, 28
"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray. . . .

Ezekiel 3:18
If I say to the wicked man, 'You will surely die, ' but you do not warn him or speak out to warn him from his wicked way to save his life, that wicked man will die in his iniquity, and I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 33:7, 8
As for you, O son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word from My mouth and give them warning from Me. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like so many others, who peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as men sent from God.


Proverbs 25:13, 23
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:2
Now it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.

1 Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.

2 Timothy 2:2
And the things that you have heard me say among many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be qualified to teach others as well.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.

King James Bible
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier brings healing.

International Standard Version
An evil messenger stumbles into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

NET Bible
An unreliable messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil messenger falls into affliction and a trustworthy messenger is a healer.
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