Proverbs 26:22
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New International Version
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The words of a tale-bearer - The same with Proverbs 18:8 (note), where see the note.

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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...

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One Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse.
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Proverbs 26:21
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