Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,(A)
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.(B)

10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person
more than a hundred lashes into a fool.

11 An evil man seeks only rebellion;
a cruel messenger[a](C) will be sent against him.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 17:11 Or a merciless angel

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