New American Standard Bible
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
King James Bible
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Darby Bible Translation
The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
World English Bible
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
Young's Literal Translation
At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.
Proverbs 17:17 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Some take the proverb to describe (as in Proverbs 18:24) the "friend that sticketh closer than a brother:" and render: At all times, a friend loveth, but in adversity he is born (i. e., becomes) a brother.
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 …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
2 Samuel 15:21
But Ittai answered the king and said, "As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death or for life, there also your servant will be."
A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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