Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war! 19 He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips. 20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:13

One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

Romans 16:18

For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Leviticus 19:16

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 16:29

A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 18:8

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

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious:

Proverbs 26:20-22

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

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