American Standard Version
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;
But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
10 A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding
Than a hundred stripes into a fool.
11 [a]An evil man seeketh only rebellion;
Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- Proverbs 17:11 Or, A rebellious man (Hebrew Rebellion) seeketh only evil