Proverbs 16:28
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English Standard Version
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

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

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.

Proverbs 16:28 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 A fountain of life is understanding to its possessor;

     But the correction of fools is folly.

Oetinger, Bertheau, and others erroneously understand מוּסר of the education which fools bestow upon others; when fools is the subject spoken of, מוּסר is always the education which is bestowed on them, Proverbs 7:22; Proverbs 1:7; cf. Proverbs 5:23; Proverbs 15:5. Also מוסר does not here mean education, disciplina, in the moral sense (Symmachus, ἔννοια; Jerome, doctrina): that which fools gain from education, from training, is folly, for מוסר is the contrast to מקור חיּים, and has thus the meaning of correction or chastisement, Proverbs 15:10, Jeremiah 30:14. And that the fruits of understanding (Proverbs 12:8, cf. שׂכל טוב, fine culture, Proverbs 13:15) represented by מקור חיים (vid., Proverbs 10:11) will accrue to the intelligent themselves, is shown not only by the contrast, but also by the expression: Scaturigo vitae est intellectus praeditorum eo, of those ( equals to those) who are endowed therewith (The lxx well, τοῖς κεκτημένοις). The man of understanding has in this intellectual possession a fountain of strength, a source of guidance, and a counsel which make his life secure, deepen, and adorn it; while, on the contrary, folly punishes itself by folly (cf. to the form, Proverbs 14:24), for the fool, when he does not come to himself (Psalm 107:17-22), recklessly destroys his own prosperity.

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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 innermost parts of the belly.

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

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 of the nose brings forth blood...

1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ...

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

soweth

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...

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

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

Cross References
Proverbs 6:14
with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 16:27
A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a 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
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

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