Proverbs 17:17
Good News Translation
Friends always show their love. What are relatives for if not to share trouble?

Contemporary English Version
A friend is there to help, in any situation, and relatives are born to share our troubles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.

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He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.

Proverbs 18:24 A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.

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Proverbs 19:7 The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.

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Ruth 1:16 She answered: Be not against me, to desire that I should leave thee and depart: for whithersoever thou shalt go, I will go: and where thou shalt dwell, I also will dwell. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

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1 Samuel 18:3 And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul.

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1 Samuel 19:2 And Jonathan told David, saying: Saul, my father, seeketh to kill thee: wherefore look to thyself, I beseech thee, in the morning and thou shalt abide in a secret place, and shalt be hid.

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1 Samuel 20:17 And Jonathan swore again to David, because he loved him: for he loved him as his own soul.

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1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan, the son of Saul, arose, and went to David, into the wood, and strengthened his hands in God: and he said to him:

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2 Samuel 1:26 I grieve for thee, my brother Jonathan: exceeding beautiful, and amiable to me above the love of women. As the mother loveth her only son, so did I love thee.

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2 Samuel 9:1 And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan's sake?

Esther 4:14 For if thou wilt now hold thy peace, the Jews shall be delivered by some other occasion: and thou, and thy father's house shall perish. And who knoweth whether thou art not therefore come to the kingdom, that thou mightest be ready in such a time as this?

John 15:13,14 Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. . . .

Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one. For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
16What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils. 17He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.18A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.…
Cross References
Ruth 1:16
She answered: Be not against me, to desire that I should leave thee and depart: for whithersoever thou shalt go, I will go: and where thou shalt dwell, I also will dwell. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

2 Samuel 15:21
And Ethai answered the king, saying: As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth: in what place soever thou shalt be, my lord, O king, either in death, or in life, there will thy servant be.

Proverbs 18:24
A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.

Additional Translations
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

Have thou a friend for every time, and let brethren be useful in distress; for on this account are they born.

The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.

At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.
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