New American Standard Bible
A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
King James Bible
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Darby Bible Translation
An evil man seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
World English Bible
An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Young's Literal Translation
An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The proverb expresses the reverence of the East for the supreme authority of the king. The "cruel messenger" is probably the king's officer despatched to subdue and punish. The Septuagint renders it: "The Lord will send a pitiless Angel."
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
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A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
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