Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts.

New American Standard Bible

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

King James Version

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Holman Bible

A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.

International Standard Version

The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within.

American Standard Version

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.

Amplified


The words of a whisperer (gossip) are like dainty morsels [to be greedily eaten];
They go down into the innermost chambers of the body [to be remembered and mused upon].

Bible in Basic English

The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, they go down into the inner parts of the stomach.

Darby Translation

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of a tale-bearer as dainty morsels, and they will go down to the chambers of the belly.

King James 2000

The words of a talebearer are tasty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A slanderer's words are like flattery, but they pierce the inward parts of the body.

NET Bible

The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels; they go down into a person's innermost being.

New Heart English Bible

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

Webster

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

World English Bible

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of a talebearer
נרגּן 
Nirgan 
Usage: 4

are as wounds
להם 
Laham 
Usage: 2

and they go down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

Context Readings

All About Fools

21 [As] coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife. 22 The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts. 23 Fervent lips and a wicked heart are an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts.

Proverbs 20:19

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

Ezekiel 22:9

Slanderous men have been in thee to shed blood, and in thee they have eaten upon the mountains. In the midst of thee they have committed lewdness.

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