Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war. 19 A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety. 20 Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:13

A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.

Romans 16:18

for such our Lord Jesus Christ do not serve, but their own belly; and through the good word and fair speech they deceive the hearts of the harmless,

Leviticus 19:16

Thou dost not go slandering among thy people; thou dost not stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am Jehovah.

Proverbs 13:3

Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!

Proverbs 16:29

A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.

Proverbs 18:8

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

Proverbs 24:21

Fear Jehovah, my son, and the king, With changers mix not up thyself,

Proverbs 26:20-22

Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,

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