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Proverbs 13:17

    Proverbs 13:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wicked messenger falleth into evil: but a faithful ambassador is health.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:17

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:17

    13:17 A messenger - Who is unfaithful in the execution of that which is committed to his charge. Is health - Procures benefit, as to his master, so to himself.