And when one comes to see me, he speaks falsehood and empty words, while his heart gathers mischievous gossip [against me]; when he goes away, he tells it abroad.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy and faithful in spirit keeps the matter hidden.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.
They are all the worst [kind] of rebels and utter and total revolters against God, going about publishing slander. They are [not gold and silver ore, but] bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.
He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool.
And Jesus [ in His own interest] admonished and ordered them sternly and expressly to tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.
So the report of Him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and He healed them.
And immediately rumors concerning Him spread [everywhere] throughout all the region surrounding Galilee.
So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.
And the man said to me, Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears and set your heart and mind on all that I will show you, for you are brought here that I may show them to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.
And the news about this spread through all that district.
But they went off and blazed and spread His fame abroad throughout that whole district.
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
But Paul answered them, They have beaten us openly and publicly, without a trial and uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now thrust us out secretly? No, indeed! Let them come here themselves and conduct us out!