Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 sows strife, and a whisperer separates close 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.

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 man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire. 28 A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends. 29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:18

A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Proverbs 17:9

He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Genesis 3:1-13

And the serpent was more crafty than any animal of the field which Jehovah Elohim had made. And it said to the woman, Is it even so, that God has said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

1 Samuel 24:9

And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

Proverbs 6:14

deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness that uttereth lies, and he that soweth discords among brethren.

Proverbs 26:20-22

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man exciteth contention; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Proverbs 30:33

For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife.

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that I be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest there might be strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If any one teach differently, and do not accede to sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the teaching which is according to piety,

James 3:14-16

but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

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