Whoever would foster love covers over an offence,Proverbs 17:9 NIV
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
Seeketh love – i. e., Takes the course which leads to his gaining it.
He that repeateth a matter – The warning is directed against that which leads a man to dwell with irritating iteration on a past offence instead of burying it in oblivion.
Separateth very friends – Better, alienateth his chief friend. The tale-bearer works injury to himself. Barnes