Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 thou will heap coals of fire upon his head, and LORD will reward thee. 23 The north wind brings forth rain. So does a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. 24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman in a wide house.


Cross References

Psalm 101:5

He who slanders his neighbor secretly, him I will destroy. He who has a high look and a proud heart I will not endure.

Job 37:22

Out of the north comes golden splendor. God has upon him awesome majesty.

Psalm 15:3

he who does no slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor,

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.

Romans 1:30

being gossips, slanderous, God-hating, aggressors, arrogant boasters, contrivers of evil things, disobedient to parents;

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest somehow, having come, I may find you not such as I want, and I may be found by you such as ye do not want, lest somehow there be strifes, envyings, wraths, selfish ambitions, slanderings, whisperings, puffings up, t

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