Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire. 28 A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close 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 wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 17:9

He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

Genesis 3:1-13

Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'"

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

Proverbs 6:14

in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 26:20-22

For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.

Proverbs 30:33

For as 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, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and doesn't consent to sound words, 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 jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

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