Proverbs 13 :17

Proverbs 13 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A wicked messenger falls 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 mischief: but a faithful embassador 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 13 :17

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.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 13 :17

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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