17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 17:17

Commentary on Proverbs 17:17

(Read Proverbs 17:17)

No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment.