Proverbs 11:13
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New International Version
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

King James Bible
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Darby Bible Translation
He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

World English Bible
One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

Young's Literal Translation
A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A talebearer - הולך רכיל holech rachil, the walking busybody, the trader in scandal.

Revealeth secrets - Whatever was confided to him he is sure to publish abroad. The word means a hawker, or travelling chapman. Such are always great newsmongers; and will tell even their own secrets, rather than have nothing to say.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a tale bearer. He that walketh being a talebearer

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor...

revealeth

Proverbs 25:9 Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 26:20-22 Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases...

Nehemiah 6:17-19 Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them...

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Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Joshua 2:14,20 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD has given us the land...

Jeremiah 38:27 Then came all the princes to Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded...

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The Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.

Leviticus 19:16
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

Proverbs 12:23
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.

Proverbs 19:11
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 20:19
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.

Proverbs 25:9
If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another's confidence,

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