“Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, & beleeue not euery tale.”
King James Version (KJV)
12. As an arrowe that sticketh in a mans thigh, so is a word within a fooles belly. 13. Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it, and if he haue [done it] that he doe it no more. 14. Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it, and if he haue, that he speake it not againe. 15. Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, & beleeue not euery tale. 16. There is one that slippeth in his speach, but not from his heart, and who is he that hath not offended with his tongue? 17. Admonish thy neighbour before thou threaten him, and not being angry giue place to the Law of the most high. 18. The feare of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisedome obtaineth his loue.