Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The north wind brings forth rain,
And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

King James Version

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Holman Bible

The north wind produces rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

International Standard Version

The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry look.

A Conservative Version

The north wind brings forth rain. So does a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

American Standard Version

The north wind bringeth forth rain: So doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.

Amplified


The north wind brings forth rain;
And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Bible in Basic English

As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.

Darby Translation

The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Julia Smith Translation

The north wind will set free the rain, and an angry face, a hidden tongue.

King James 2000

The north wind brings forth rain: so does a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wind of the north produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry faces.

Modern King James verseion

The north wind drives away rain; so does an angry face a backbiting tongue.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The north wind driveth away the rain, even so doth an earnest sober countenance a backbiter's tongue.

NET Bible

The north wind brings forth rain, and a gossiping tongue brings forth an angry look.

New Heart English Bible

The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.

The Emphasized Bible

A north wind, bringeth forth rain, and, a face stirred with indignation, a secretive tongue.

Webster

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

World English Bible

The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.

Youngs Literal Translation

A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue -- indignant faces.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צפן צפון 
Tsaphown 
Usage: 153

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35

so doth an angry
זעם 
Za`am 
Usage: 12

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

22 For you will heap burning coals on his head,
And the Lord will reward you.
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
24 It is better to live in a corner of the roof
Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.


Cross References

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

Job 37:22

“Out of the north comes golden splendor;
Around God is awesome majesty.

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Romans 1:30

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

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