Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 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.

King James 2000

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

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 wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire. 28 A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend. 29 A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on a way [that is] not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:18

A man who is hot-tempered will stir up strife, but he who is slow [to] {anger}, he will calm contention.

Proverbs 17:9

He who forgives an affront fosters love, but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

Genesis 3:1-13

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other {wild animal} which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?"

1 Samuel 24:9

Then David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say: 'Look, David [is] {seeking to do you harm}'?

Proverbs 6:14

perversion in his heart, he devises evil; at all times he will send out discord.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who breathes lies and sends out discord between brothers.

Proverbs 26:20-22

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease.

Proverbs 29:22

A man of anger will stir strife, and the owner of anger, much transgression.

Proverbs 30:33

For pressing milk produces curd, and pressing the nose produces blood, so pressing {anger} produces strife.

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. [They are] gossipers,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching [that is] in accordance with godliness,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.

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