Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

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

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

but a faithful
אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

ציר 
Tsiyr 
Usage: 12

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing. 18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:13

As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.

Proverbs 26:6

One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.

Jeremiah 23:13-16

I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Jeremiah 23:28

The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat? says Yahweh.

Ezekiel 3:18

When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.

Ezekiel 33:7-8

So you, son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

1 Corinthians 4:2

Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful.

2 Corinthians 2:17

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

2 Corinthians 5:20

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

1 Timothy 1:12

And I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service;

2 Timothy 2:2

The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

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