21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
“9 He that ‘covereth’ [bala’: makes away with, destroys, etc..] a ‘transgression’ [ma’al: sin, falsehood, etc..] seeketh ‘love’ [racham: compassion, great mercy, etc..], but he that repeateth a matter separateth good friends.”
In short, ‘Never bear false witness – the peace of others very well depends on it!’
Cover(eth): 1104 bala` baw-lah’ a primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally, to destroy:–cover, destroy, devour, eat up, be at end, spend up, swallow down (up).
Transgression: 4604 ma`al mah’-al from 4603; treachery, i.e. sin:–falsehood, grievously, sore, transgression, trespass, X very.
Love: 7356 rachamrakh’-am from 7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:– bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender)mercy, pity, womb.
Significance of the Steward’s Name:
YHWH (‘YH’: I AM): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14 – [ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel, YHWH] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh),“I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).“
THE NAME THAT ‘EXPRESSES’ (IS) THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM:
“I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”.
…. Source: Tetragrammaton