Proverbs 25:10
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New International Version
or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.

New Living Translation
Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.

English Standard Version
lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.

New American Standard Bible
Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.

King James Bible
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, anyone who hears will make you ashamed, and your bad reputation will never leave you.

NET Bible
lest the one who hears it put you to shame and your infamy will never go away.

New Heart English Bible
lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest he that hears will revile you, and many complain against you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, when he hears about it, he will humiliate you, and his evil report about you will never disappear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.

New American Standard 1977
Lest he who hears it reproach you,
            And the evil report about you not pass away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest he that hears it put thee to shame and thine infamy not turn away.

King James 2000 Bible
Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and the evil report turns not away.

American King James Version
Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and your infamy turn not away.

American Standard Version
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, And thine infamy turn not away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest he insult over thee, when he hath heard it, and cease not to upbraid thee. Grace and friendship deliver a man: keep these for thyself, lest thou fall under reproach.

Darby Bible Translation
lest he that heareth [it] disgrace thee, and thine evil report turn not away.

English Revised Version
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thy infamy turn not away.

World English Bible
lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
9Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another, 10Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away. 11Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.…
Cross References
Proverbs 25:9
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,

Proverbs 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Treasury of Scripture

Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and your infamy turn not away.

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Psalm 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

(10) Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame.--Lest he cry shame upon thee for thy treachery, and thine infamy be not forgotten.

Verse 10. - Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame; i.e. lest any one, not the offended neighbour only, who hears how treacherous you have been, makes your proceeding known and cries shame upon you. And thine infamy turn not away. The stigma attached to you be never obliterated. Thus Siracides: "Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind. Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou bewrayest his secrets, follow no more after him. For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbour" (Ecclus. 27:16, etc.; comp. also 22:22). The motive presented in our text is not the highest, being grounded on the fear of shame and disgrace in men's eyes; but it is a very potent incentive to right action, and the moralist has good reason for employing it. That it does not reach to the height of Christian morality is obvious. The gnome is thus given in the Greek: "When thy friend shall reproach thee, retreat backward, despise him not, lest thy friend reproach thee still; and so thy quarrel and enmity shall not pass away, but shall be to thee like death." Then the LXX. adds a paragraph, reproduced partly by St. Jerome, "Kindness and friendship set a man free (ἐλευθεροῖ); preserve thou these, that thou become not liable to reproach (ἐπονείδισοτς, exprobabilis); but guard thy ways in a conciliating spirit (εὐσυναλλάκτως)." Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame,.... Or, "reproach thee" (c) with treachery and deceit. Either the person of whom it is told, or the person to whom it is told; who may make thee ashamed, either by fixing the odious character of a defamer, a whisperer, and backbiter, on thee; or by making a retaliation, and in his turn make known some secret things concerning thyself, which before were not known, and, now published, will be to thy disgrace;

and thine infamy turn not away; it shall stick so close to thee, that thou shalt never get clear of it as long as thou livest, or ever retrieve thy credit; the brand of infamy shall ever be upon thee.

(c) "probris afficiat te", Pagniuus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "probro afficiet te", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis. 25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
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