Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

He reveals a secret, he who walks [about with] gossip, and do not associate with a babbler's lips.

New American Standard Bible

He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

King James Version

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Holman Bible

The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip;
avoid someone with a big mouth.

International Standard Version

Whoever spreads gossip betrays confidences; so don't get involved with someone who talks too much.

A Conservative Version

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets. Therefore do not associate with him who opens wide his lips.

American Standard Version

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips.

Amplified


He who goes about as a gossip reveals secrets;
Therefore do not associate with a gossip [who talks freely or flatters].

Bible in Basic English

He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.

Darby Translation

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.

Julia Smith Translation

He revealing a secret going about tale-bearing: and thou shalt not intermingle with him embracing his lips.

King James 2000

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Modern King James verseion

A gossip is a revealer of secrets; so do not mix with him who flatters with his lips.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Meddle not with him that betrayeth secrets, and is a slanderer, and deceiveth with his lips.

NET Bible

The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth.

New Heart English Bible

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore do not keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

The Emphasized Bible

A revealer of secrets, is one who goeth about talebearing, therefore, with him who openeth his lips, shalt thou not have fellowship.

Webster

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

World English Bible

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Youngs Literal Translation

A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

as a talebearer
רכיל 
Rakiyl 
Usage: 6

סוד 
Cowd 
Usage: 21

not with him that flattereth
פּתה 
Pathah 
Usage: 28

References

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

18 A plan will be established by advice, and with guidance make war. 19 He reveals a secret, he who walks [about with] gossip, and do not associate with a babbler's lips. 20 He who curses his father and his mother, his lamp will be extinguished {in the midst of darkness}.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:13

A gossip walks [about] telling a secret, but the trustworthy in spirit keeps [the] matter.

Romans 16:18

For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own stomach, and by smooth speech and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.

Proverbs 13:3

He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him.

Proverbs 16:29

A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on a way [that is] not good.

Proverbs 18:8

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

Proverbs 24:21

Fear Yahweh, my son, and the king; with those who change, do not associate.

Proverbs 26:20-22

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

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