Proverbs 26:22
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English Standard Version
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

King James Bible
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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

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

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

16 The sluggard is wise in his own eyes,

     More than seven men who give an excellent answer.

Between slothfulness and conceit there exists no inward necessary mutual relation. The proverb means that the sluggard as such regards himself as wiser than seven, who all together answer well at any examination: much labour - he thinks with himself - only injures the health, blunts men for life and its joys, leads only to over-exertion; for the most prudent is, as a general rule, crack-brained. Bttcher's "maulfaule" [slow to speak] belongs to the German style of thinking; עטל לשׁנא in Syr. is not he who is slow to speak, but he who has a faltering tongue.

(Note: The Aram. עטל is the Hebr. עצל, as עטא equals עצה; but in Arab. corresponds not to 'atal, but to 'azal.)

Seven is the number of manifoldness in completed unfolding (Proverbs 9:1). Meri thinks, after Ezra 7:14, on the council of seven of the Asiatic ruler. But seven is a round number of plurality, Proverbs 26:25, Proverbs 24:16; Proverbs 6:31. Regarding טעם, vid., at Proverbs 11:22.

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Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him...

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Luke 22:47,48 And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them...

Cross References
Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

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