Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.

King James Version

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Holman Bible

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier [brings] healing.

International Standard Version

An evil messenger stumbles into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

A Conservative Version

A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador is health.

American Standard Version

A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.

Amplified

A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador brings healing.

Bible in Basic English

A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well.

Darby Translation

A wicked messenger falleth into evil; but a faithful ambassador is health.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is medicine.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust messenger shall fall into evil: and a messenger of faithfulness is healing.

King James 2000

A wicked messenger falls into trouble: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A messenger of wickedness will fall into trouble, but an envoy of the faithful [brings] healing.

Modern King James verseion

A wicked messenger falls into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An ungodly messenger bringeth mischief; but a faithful ambassador is wholesome.

NET Bible

An unreliable messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

New Heart English Bible

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

The Emphasized Bible

A lawless messenger, falleth into mischief, but, a faithful herald, bringeth healing.

Webster

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful embassador is health.

World English Bible

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

Youngs Literal Translation

A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

but a faithful
אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

ציר 
Tsiyr 
Usage: 12

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing. 18 Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:13

Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Proverbs 26:6

He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.

Jeremiah 23:13-16

"Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

Jeremiah 23:28

"The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth What does straw have in common with grain?" declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 3:18

"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 33:7-8

"Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me.

1 Corinthians 4:2

In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

2 Timothy 2:2

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

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