Proverbs 20:19



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

King James Version

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

International Standard Version

Whoever spreads gossip betrays confidences; so don't get involved with someone who talks too much.

A Conservative Version

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets. Therefore do not associate with him who opens wide his lips.

American Standard Version

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips.

Amplified

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.

Bible in Basic English

He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.

Darby Translation

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.

Holman Bible

The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Julia Smith Translation

He revealing a secret going about tale-bearing: and thou shalt not intermingle with him embracing his lips.

King James 2000

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He reveals a secret, he who walks [about with] gossip, and do not associate with a babbler's lips.

Modern King James verseion

A gossip is a revealer of secrets; so do not mix with him who flatters with his lips.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Meddle not with him that betrayeth secrets, and is a slanderer, and deceiveth with his lips.

NET Bible

The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth.

New Heart English Bible

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore do not keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

New simplified Bible

A gossip reveals secrets. So avoid a man who speaks flattering words.

The Emphasized Bible

A revealer of secrets, is one who goeth about talebearing, therefore, with him who openeth his lips, shalt thou not have fellowship.

Webster

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

World English Bible

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Youngs Literal Translation

A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go , walk , come , ...away , ...along ,
Usage: 1545

רכיל 
Rakiyl 
Usage: 6

גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188

סוד 
Cowd 
Usage: 21

not with him that flattereth
פּתה 
Pathah 
Usage: 28

References

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance. 19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip. 20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:13

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Leviticus 19:16

'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Proverbs 13:3

The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 16:29

A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change,

Proverbs 26:20-22

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.



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