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Proverbs 17:9

    Proverbs 17:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who keeps a sin covered is looking for love; but he who keeps on talking of a thing makes division between friends.

    Webster's Revision

    He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

    World English Bible

    He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that covereth a transgression seeketh love: but he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

    Definitions for Proverbs 17:9

    Transgression - Wrong-doing; a violation of a law.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:9

    Seeketh love - i. e., Takes the course which leads to his gaining it.

    He that repeateth a matter - The warning is directed against that which leads a man to dwell with irritating iteration on a past offence instead of burying it in oblivion.

    Separateth very friends - Better, alienateth his chief friend. The tale-bearer works injury to himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 17:9

    17:9 Covereth - That conceals as far as he may, other mens faults.