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Proverbs 17:9-11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

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
    accepts correction,
    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)

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.

New International Version (NIV)

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