Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

He that slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Holman Bible

who does not slander with his tongue,
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor,

International Standard Version

The one who does not slander with his tongue, who does no evil to his neighbor, and who does not destroy his friend's reputation.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;

Amplified

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that does not backbite with his tongue nor do evil to his neighbour nor take up a reproach against his neighbour.

Julia Smith Translation

Slandering not with his tongue, not doing evil to his neighbor, lifting up no reproach against his neighbor.

King James 2000

He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.

Modern King James verseion

he does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, and hath not slandered his neighbours.

NET Bible

He does not slander, or do harm to others, or insult his neighbor.

New Heart English Bible

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

The Emphasized Bible

Hath not carried slander on his tongue, hath not done his friend a wrong, nor, a reproach, taken up against his neighbour;

Webster

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.

World English Bible

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his neighbour.

References

Context Readings

A Description Of The Godly

2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his heart. 3 He that slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour; 4 In whose eyes the depraved person is contemned, and who honoureth them that fear Jehovah; who, if he have sworn to his own hurt, changeth it not;


Cross References

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not go about as a talebearer among thy people; thou shalt not stand up against the life of thy neighbour: I am Jehovah.

Exodus 23:1-33

Thou shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness.

1 Samuel 24:11

And see, my father, yes, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand. For in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou liest in wait for my life to take it.

Psalm 101:5-8

Whoso secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease.

Proverbs 25:3

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast to it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Jeremiah 9:4-9

Take ye heed every one of his friend, and confide not in any brother; for every brother only supplanteth, and every friend goeth about with slander.

Matthew 7:12

Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do ye also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

Romans 1:30

back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Romans 12:17

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men:

Romans 13:10

Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore is the whole law.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.

James 4:11

Speak not against one another, brethren. He that speaks against his brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if thou judgest the law, thou art not doer of the law, but judge.

1 Peter 2:1-2

Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.

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