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

Read Proverbs 17:9 Using Other Translations

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.