Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

King James Version

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Holman Bible

Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.

International Standard Version

Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.

A Conservative Version

He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates chief friends.

American Standard Version

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.

Amplified


He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love,
But he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends.

Bible in Basic English

He who keeps a sin covered is looking for love; but he who keeps on talking of a thing makes division between friends.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

He covering transgression seeks love; and he perverting in the word, separates a, friend.

King James 2000

He that covers over a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates close friends.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who forgives an affront fosters love, but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.

Modern King James verseion

He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso covereth another man's offense, seeketh love; but he that discloseth the fault, setteth friends at variance.

NET Bible

The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.

New Heart English Bible

He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

The Emphasized Bible

He that hideth a transgression, seeketh love, but, he that repeateth a matter, separateth intimate friends.

Webster

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

World English Bible

He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

but he that repeateth
שׁנה 
Shanah 
Usage: 22

a matter
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

8 A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner;
Wherever he turns, he prospers.
9 He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 16:28

A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Psalm 32:1

A Psalm of David. A Maskil.
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!

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