Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Holman Bible

A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.

Amplified

The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Bible in Basic English

The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, and go down into the inner parts of the stomach.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of the tale-bearer as dainty morsels, and they will go down to the chambers of the belly.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The words of a slanderer are very wounds, and go through unto the inmost parts of the body.

NET Bible

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the person's innermost being.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

the words of a tattler, are dainties, they, therefore go down into the chambers of the inner man.

Webster

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

נרגּן 
Nirgan 
Usage: 4

להם 
Laham 
Usage: 2

and they go down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

References

Context Readings

How Fools Live

7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:28

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 64:3-4

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Proverbs 12:18

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 26:20-22

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.



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