Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A friend loueth at all times, and a brother is borne for aduersitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Darby Bible

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Webster's Bible

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
- World English Bible

At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:17


17:17 Was born - Was sent into the world for this, that he might comfort and relieve his brother in adversity.


Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Mable
    Verse 14. I think It means when strife is started from letting your mouth loose(letteth water) means from loose tongue. Brings (contention)meaning brings tention to your lips and out your tongue, it starts off a meddling you will be messed with. Off that. So basically stop talking
  • Betty Hayes
    A proverb , a day help us keep the devil away. The devil comes in different shapes and forms to get us off course, when we least expect. The world check the horoscope daily, but we can check proverb daily on how to run our day and please literally do it. What ever the date, read that chapter, so today is 9-17, we read chapter 17, and on and on, when month short or long keep with the date. Shalom
  • BSP
    Verse 5: If we were to rejoice at calamities then we would suffer punishment from God.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: hope is good medicine for us as it can give us something to look forward to and make us happy at heart.
  • BSP
    Verse 17 talks about what it means to be a true friend. Jehovah God proves to be the best example of this scripture. He is so patient and loving with us at all times even though we don't deserve it.
  • A disciple
    "He that hath knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Being excited to learn is good; but it takes proof by experience to teach others. My Dad used to tell me, It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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