Proverbs 13:17
Good News Translation
Unreliable messengers cause trouble, but those who can be trusted bring peace.

Contemporary English Version
Whoever delivers your message can make things better or worse for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

New American Bible
A wicked messenger brings on disaster, but a trustworthy envoy is a healing remedy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

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Proverbs 10:26 The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs 26:6 He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.

Jeremiah 23:13-16,28 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal and deceived my people Israel. . . .

Ezekiel 3:18 If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.

Ezekiel 33:7,8 So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and shalt tell it them from me. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.

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Proverbs 25:13,23 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:2 Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful.

2 Corinthians 5:20 For Christ therefore we are ambassadors, God as it were exhorting by us, for Christ, we beseech you, be reconciled to God.

1 Timothy 1:12 I give him thanks who hath strengthened me, even to Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he hath counted me faithful, putting me in the ministry:

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

Context
A Father's Discipline
16The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly. 17The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.18Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof shall be glorified.…
Cross References
Proverbs 25:13
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul.

Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof shall be glorified.

Additional Translations
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

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

A rash king shall fall into mischief: but a wise messenger shall deliver him.

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

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

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

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing.
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