New Living Translation
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
King James Bible
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.
World English Bible
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.
Proverbs 17:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:9 Covereth - That conceals as far as he may, other mens faults.
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.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud
you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
1 Peter 4:8
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.
Jump to PreviousBest Chief Close Conceals Covered Covereth Covering Covers Division Familiar Forgives Friend Friends Intimate Keeps Love Makes Matter Offense Promotes Repeateth Repeating Repeats Seeketh Seeking Seeks Separates Separateth Sin Talking Transgression
Jump to NextBest Chief Close Conceals Covered Covereth Covering Covers Division Familiar Forgives Friend Friends Intimate Keeps Love Makes Matter Offense Promotes Repeateth Repeating Repeats Seeketh Seeking Seeks Separates Separateth Sin Talking Transgression
LinksProverbs 17:9 NIV
Proverbs 17:9 NLT
Proverbs 17:9 ESV
Proverbs 17:9 NASB
Proverbs 17:9 KJV
Proverbs 17:9 Bible Apps
Proverbs 17:9 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 17:9 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 17:9 French Bible
Proverbs 17:9 German Bible
Proverbs 17:9 Commentaries