Proverbs 16:28
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

New Living Translation
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

English Standard Version
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

New American Standard Bible
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

King James Bible
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A contrary man spreads conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

International Standard Version
A deceitful man stirs dissension, and anyone who gossips separates friends.

NET Bible
A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends.

New Heart English Bible
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil man provokes judgment and persecutes his friends without cause.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A devious person spreads quarrels. A gossip separates the closest of friends.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A froward man soweth strife; And a whisperer separateth familiar friends.

New American Standard 1977
A perverse man spreads strife,
            And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.

King James 2000 Bible
A perverse man sows strife: and a whisperer separates best friends.

American King James Version
A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.

American Standard Version
A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.

Darby Bible Translation
A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.

English Revised Version
A froward man scattereth abroad strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Webster's Bible Translation
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

World English Bible
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

Young's Literal Translation
A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:27,28. Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character! 29,30. Some do all the mischief they can by force and violence, and are blind to the result. 31. Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness. 32. To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy. 33. All the disposal of Providence concerning our affairs, we must look upon to be the determining what we referred to God; and we must be reconciled to them accordingly. Blessed are those that give themselves up to the will of God; for he knows what is good for them.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
27A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire. 28A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends. 29A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:14
Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 16:27
A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.

Proverbs 16:29
A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 17:9
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
Treasury of Scripture

A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.

froward

Proverbs 6:14,19 Frowardness is in his heart, he devises mischief continually; he sows discord…

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the …

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

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

Proverbs 30:33 Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing …

1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even …

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

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Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a …

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which …

1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, …

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, …

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

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