Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Holman Bible

A gossip goes around revealing a secret,
but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

International Standard Version

Whoever spreads gossip betrays secrets, but the trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

A Conservative Version

He who goes around as a tale-bearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

American Standard Version

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

Amplified


He who goes about as a gossip reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy and faithful keeps a matter hidden.

Bible in Basic English

He who goes about talking of others makes secrets public, but the true-hearted man keeps things covered.

Darby Translation

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Julia Smith Translation

He going about tale-bearing reveals a secret: and he being faithful of spirit hides the word.

King James 2000

A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A gossip walks [about] telling a secret, but the trustworthy in spirit keeps [the] matter.

Modern King James verseion

One going with slander is a revealer of secrets, but the faithful of spirit keeps the matter hidden.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A dissembling person will discover privy things; but he that is of a faithful heart, will keep counsel.

NET Bible

The one who goes about slandering others reveals secrets, but the one who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

New Heart English Bible

One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

The Emphasized Bible

He that goeth about talebearing, revealeth a secret, but, he that is faithful in spirit, concealeth a matter.

Webster

A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

World English Bible

One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

Youngs Literal Translation

A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.

Interlinear

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

סוד 
Cowd 
Usage: 21

but he that is of a faithful
אמן 
'aman 
Usage: 108

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

12 He who despises his neighbor lacks sense,
But a man of understanding keeps silent.
13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
14 Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory.



Cross References

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 20:19

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

Joshua 2:14

So the men said to her, “Our life for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the Lord gives us the land that we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.”

Joshua 2:20

But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear.”

Nehemiah 6:17-19

Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Proverbs 14:5

A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness utters lies.

Proverbs 25:9

Argue your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,

Proverbs 26:20-22

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

Jeremiah 38:27

Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with all these words which the king had commanded; and they ceased speaking with him, since the conversation had not been overheard.

1 Timothy 5:13

At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.

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