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Proverbs 17:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 17:9 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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

Proverbs 17:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Proverbs 17:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
    but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Proverbs 17:9 The Message (MSG)

Overlook an offense and bond a friendship;
    fasten on to a slight and—good-bye, friend!

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

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