Proverbs 17:9-11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
9 You will keep your friends
if you forgive them,
but you will lose your friends
if you keep talking about
what they did wrong.
10 A sensible person
but you can’t beat sense
into a fool.
11 Cruel people want to rebel,
and so vicious attackers
will be sent against them.
Proverbs 17:9-11 New International Version (NIV)
9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
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.