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

New Living Translation
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

English Standard Version
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

New American Standard Bible
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

International Standard Version
Whoever spreads gossip betrays secrets, but the trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

NET Bible
The one who goes about slandering others reveals secrets, but the one who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An adversary reveals a secret, and he who is faithful in his spirit will hide the matter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever gossips gives away secrets, but whoever is trustworthy in spirit can keep a secret.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

New American Standard 1977
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
            But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A talebearer reveals secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

King James 2000 Bible
A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

American King James Version
A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

American Standard Version
He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.

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

English Revised Version
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Webster's Bible Translation
A tale-bearer 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
Study Bible
A False Balance is an Abomination
12He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent. 13He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter. 14Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.

Leviticus 19:16
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Proverbs 11:12
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 19:11
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Proverbs 25:9
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
Treasury of Scripture

A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

a tale bearer. He that walketh being a talebearer

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle …

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither …

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Proverbs 25:9 Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and discover not a …

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

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

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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 …

Jeremiah 38:27 Then came all the princes to Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told …

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