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Paying Back Evil For Good – Proverbs 17:13

Paying Back Evil For Good
Proverbs 17:13 (NIV)

13 Evil will never leave the house
of one who pays back evil for good.

Proverbs Club Commentary

It is one thing to reluctantly pay back a favor.
It is another thing to do it maliciously,
Even if only as sinful as spitting in the food.

Stealing The Bear Cubs – Proverbs 17:12

Stealing The Bear Cubs
Proverbs 17:12 (NIV)

12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
than a fool bent on folly.

Proverbs Club Commentary
Beware the wicked
who protect their nefarious plots.

Rebellion Brings The Messenger Of Death – Proverbs 17:11

Rebellion Brings The Messenger Of Death
Proverbs 17:11 (NIV)

11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God;
the messenger of death will be sent against them.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Deadly harbingers plague the wicked for their rebellion.

One Rebuke Or 100 Lashes – Proverbs 17:10

One Rebuke Or 100 Lashes
Proverbs 17:10 (NIV)

10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person
more than a hundred lashes a fool.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The righteous vets a reprimand
while the fool requires physical pain.

I have experienced both
and I much prefer a rebuke.

Forgive And Forget – Proverbs 17:9

Forgive And Forget
Proverbs 17:9

Whoever would foster love
covers over an offense,
but whoever repeats the matter
separates close friends.

NIV

Commentary

Forgiving covers a the matter.
Forgetting is mandatory.