New Living Translation
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:17 Was born - Was sent into the world for this, that he might comfort and relieve his brother in adversity.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
But Ruth replied, "Don't ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
2 Samuel 15:21
But Ittai said to the king, "I vow by the LORD and by your own life that I will go wherever my lord the king goes, no matter what happens--whether it means life or death."
There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
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