Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Darby Translation

A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very 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 worthless person concocts evil gossip his lips are like a burning fire. 28 A deceitful man stirs dissension, and anyone who gossips separates friends. 29 A violent man entices his companion and leads him on a path that is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Proverbs 17:9

Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels as they descend to the innermost parts of the body.

Genesis 3:1-13

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?"

1 Samuel 24:9

Then David told Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of those who say, "Look, David is trying to harm you?'

Proverbs 6:14

planning evil with a perverse mind, continually stirring up discord.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.

Proverbs 26:20-22

Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.

Proverbs 30:33

Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.

Romans 1:29

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches false doctrine and refuses to agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and godly teaching,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.

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