Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28 A perverse man sows strife: and a whisperer separates best friends. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger quiets strife.

Proverbs 17:9

He that covers over a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are like tasty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Genesis 3:1-13

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, has God said, you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

1 Samuel 24:9

And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

Proverbs 6:14

Perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually; he sows discord.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 26:20-22

Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

Proverbs 30:33

Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood: so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.

Romans 1:29

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found unto you such as you desire not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, conceit, tumults:

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not, and lie not against the truth.

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