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

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • 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"
  • 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.

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