Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

King James Version

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Holman Bible

A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.

International Standard Version

A deceitful man stirs dissension, and anyone who gossips separates friends.

A Conservative Version

A perverse man scatters abroad strife, and a whisperer separates chief friends.

American Standard Version

A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Amplified


A perverse man spreads strife,
And one who gossips separates intimate friends.

Bible in Basic English

A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.

Darby Translation

A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.

Julia Smith Translation

A man of perverseness shall send forth strife: and a tale-bearer separates friends.

King James 2000

A perverse man sows strife: and a whisperer separates best friends.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend.

Modern King James verseion

A perverse man causes fighting, and a whisperer separates chief friends.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A froward body causeth strife; and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among princes.

NET Bible

A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends.

New Heart English Bible

A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

The Emphasized Bible

A perverse man, sendeth forth strife, and, a tattler, separateth intimate friends.

Webster

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

World English Bible

A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

Youngs Literal Translation

A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּהפּכה 
Tahpukah 
Usage: 10

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

מדון 
Madown 
Usage: 11

and a whisperer
נרגּן 
Nirgan 
Usage: 4

Images Proverbs 16:28

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

27 A worthless man digs up evil,
While his words are like scorching fire.
28 A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
29 A man of violence entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 17:9

He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 18:8

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

Genesis 3:1-13

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, ‘Behold, David seeks to harm you’?

Proverbs 6:14

Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil,
Who spreads strife.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 26:20-22

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

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter,
And pressing the nose brings forth blood;
So the churning of anger produces strife.

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

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