Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 harps on a matter separates even close 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that covers a transgression seeks love, but he that repeats a matter separates 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 seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.
9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person
more than a hundred lashes into a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up conflicts,
but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 16:28

A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Psalm 32:1

Davidic. A Maskil.How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!

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