Proverbs 26:22
Good News Translation
Gossip is so tasty! How we love to swallow it!

Contemporary English Version
There is nothing so delicious as the taste of gossip! It melts in your mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly.

New American Bible
The words of a talebearer are like dainty morsels: they sink into one’s inmost being.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly.

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Proverbs 18:8 The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Luke 22:47,48 As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him. . . .

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so an angry man stirreth up strife. 22The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly.23Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:16
Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.

Additional Translations
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels that go down to the inmost being.The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.

The words of cunning knaves are soft; but they smite even to the inmost parts of the bowels.

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.
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