Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

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 or slanderer are like dainty morsels or words of sport [to some, but to others are like deadly wounds]; and they go down into the innermost parts of the body [or of the victim's nature].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but 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 charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
22 A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.
23 Smooth lips with an evil heart
are like glaze on an earthen vessel.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:8

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

Proverbs 20:19

The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip;
avoid someone with a big mouth.

Ezekiel 22:9

There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who live in you eat at the mountain shrines; they commit immoral acts within you.

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