Proverbs 25:17

“Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Withdraw thy foote from thy neighbours house: lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, Lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not your foot be frequently in your neighbour's house, or he may get tired of you, and his feeling be turned to hate.
- Basic English Bible

Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee.
- Darby Bible

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
- Webster's Bible

Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you.
- World English Bible

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house, Lest he be satiated [with] thee, and have hated thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be sated with thee, and hate thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:17


25:17 Withdraw - Visit him not too frequently.


Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.
  • Jason
    Proverbs 29:19 seems to naturally fit with verse 13 of same chapter. A faithful messenger is refreshing to his master, whereas the master, Jesus can not put confidence in an unfaithful man. That man is like a broken tooth, serves no purpose, or a foot out of joint. Imagine us as the body of Christ here on earth, with a mission to spread a message, the gospel in fact. A faithful messenger of the gospel will refresh our Lord, but an unfaithful man, who fails to properly function as a member of the body, proves useless, and weakens the body. How far can we get with a foot out of joint? We must work together, to please the King, not the pastors or the church folk, but be a messenger that proves faithful and refreshes the Lord with our obedience to the call, to go out into all the world, preach the gospel, and make disciples of all men....
  • HARY COLLINS
    As children of God, let us cultivate the habit of showing so much love to all our enemies, for it pleases our God to see us do so.

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