Proverbs 25:9
New International Version
If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another's confidence,

New Living Translation
When arguing with your neighbor, don’t betray another person’s secret.

English Standard Version
Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret,

Berean Study Bible
Argue your case with your neighbor without betraying another’s confidence,

King James Bible
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

New King James Version
Debate your case with your neighbor, And do not disclose the secret to another;

New American Standard Bible
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,

NASB 1995
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,

NASB 1977
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,

Amplified Bible
Argue your case with your neighbor himself [before you go to court]; And do not reveal another’s secret,

Christian Standard Bible
Make your case with your opponent without revealing another’s secret;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret;

American Standard Version
Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself , And disclose not the secret of another;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Judge your judgment with your neighbor and do not reveal the secret of another

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whenever thy friend shall reproach thee, retreat backward, despise him not;

Contemporary English Version
When you and someone else can't get along, don't gossip about it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a stranger:

English Revised Version
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself, and disclose not the secret of another:

Good News Translation
If you and your neighbor have a difference of opinion, settle it between yourselves and do not reveal any secrets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Present your argument to your neighbor, but do not reveal another person's secret.

International Standard Version
Instead, take up the matter with your neighbor, and don't betray another person's confidence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another;

Literal Standard Version
Plead your cause with your neighbor, "" And do not reveal the secret counsel of another,

NET Bible
When you argue a case with your neighbor, do not reveal the secret of another person,

New Heart English Bible
Debate your case with your neighbor, and do not betray the confidence of another;

World English Bible
Debate your case with your neighbor, and don't betray the confidence of another;

Young's Literal Translation
Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not,

Additional Translations ...
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
8do not bring hastily to court. Otherwise, what will you do in the end when your neighbor puts you to shame? 9Argue your case with your neighbor without betraying another’s confidence, 10lest the one who hears may disgrace you, and your infamy never go away.…

Cross References
Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

Proverbs 25:10
lest the one who hears may disgrace you, and your infamy never go away.


Treasury of Scripture

Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another:

with

Matthew 18:5-17
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me…

a secret to another

Proverbs 11:13
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Proverbs 20:19
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.









(9) Debate thy cause with thy neighbour.--As our Lord says, "If thy brother trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone" (Matthew 18:15). Or it may mean, "If you must go to law with another, do not drag others into the matter by disclosing their secrets in order to help your cause.

Verses 9, 10. - A tetrastich without parallelism, connected with the preceding maxim. Verse 9. - Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself (Matthew 18:15; see on ver. 8). If you have any quarrel with a neighbour, or are drawn into a controversy with him, deal with him privately in a friendly manner. And discover not a secret to another; rather, the secret of another. Do not bring in a third party, or make use of anything entrusted to you by another person, or of which you have become privately informed, in order to support your cause.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Argue
רִֽ֭יבְךָ (rî·ḇə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

your case
רִ֣יב (rîḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

your neighbor
רֵעֶ֑ךָ (rê·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

without
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

betraying
תְּגָֽל׃ (tə·ḡāl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

another’s
אַחֵ֣ר (’a·ḥêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

confidence,
וְס֖וֹד (wə·sō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5475: A session, company of persons, intimacy, consultation, a secret


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