Proverbs 17 :9

Proverbs 17 :9 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 repeateth a matter separateth very 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :9

Barnes' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 17 :9

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