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Proverbs 17:9

nHe that covereth a transgression ||seeketh love;

But he that repeateth a matter oseparateth very friends.

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Proverbs 17:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,

but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Whoever covers an offense seeks love,

but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,

but dwelling on it separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

He who covers a transgression seeks love,

But he who repeats a matter separates friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Whoever forgives someone’s sin makes a friend,

but gossiping about the sin breaks up friendships.

Proverbs 17:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;

But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Whoever forgives an offense seeks love,

but whoever keeps bringing up the issue separates the closest of friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,

but whoever gossips about it separates friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One who forgives an affront fosters friendship,

but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.

Proverbs 17:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He who forgives an affront fosters love,

but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.

Proverbs 17:9 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Those who erase a sin by forgiving it show love.

But those who talk about it come between close friends.

Proverbs 17:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He who conceals a transgression seeks love,

But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.