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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.

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  1. Proverbs 17:11 Or, A rebellious man (Hebrew Rebellion) seeketh only evil

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