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

10 A rebuke is more effective with a man of understanding
    than a hundred lashes to a fool.
11 A rebellious person seeks evil;
    a cruel emissary will be sent to oppose him.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 17:9 Lit. covers

Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,(A)
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.(B)

10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person
    more than a hundred lashes a fool.

11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God;
    the messenger of death will be sent against them.

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