New International Version
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
King James Bible
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Darby Bible Translation
He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
World English Bible
One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.
Young's Literal Translation
A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.
Proverbs 11:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A talebearer - הולך רכיל holech rachil, the walking busybody, the trader in scandal.
Revealeth secrets - Whatever was confided to him he is sure to publish abroad. The word means a hawker, or travelling chapman. Such are always great newsmongers; and will tell even their own secrets, rather than have nothing to say.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a tale bearer. He that walketh being a talebearer
LibraryThe Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Soul Winner
Jesus, My Rock.
George Muller, and the Secret of His
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another's confidence,
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