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

New Living Translation
Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.

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

Berean Study Bible
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels that go down into the inmost being.

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

New King James Version
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.

New American Standard Bible
The words of a gossiper are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

NASB 1995
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

NASB 1977
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Amplified Bible
The words of a whisperer (gossip) are like dainty morsels [to be greedily eaten]; They go down into the innermost chambers of the body [to be remembered and mused upon].

Christian Standard Bible
A gossip’s words are like choice food that goes down to one’s innermost being.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The words of cunning knaves are soft; but they smite even to the inmost parts of the bowels.

Contemporary English Version
There is nothing so delicious as the taste of gossip! It melts in your mouth.

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.

Good News Translation
Gossip is so tasty! How we love to swallow it!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The words of a gossip are swallowed greedily, and they go down into a person's innermost being.

International Standard Version
The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Literal Standard Version
The words of a tale-bearer [are] as self-inflicted wounds, "" And they have gone down [to] the inner parts of the heart.

NET Bible
The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels; they go down into a person's innermost being.

New Heart English Bible
The words of a gossip are as tasty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Similitudes and Instructions
21Like charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. 22The words of a gossip are like choice morsels that go down into the inmost being. 23Like glaze covering an earthen vessel are burning lips and a wicked heart.…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:16
You must not go about spreading slander among your people. You must not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels that go down into the inmost being.


Treasury of Scripture

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

words

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, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.









(22) The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds.--See above on Proverbs 18:8.

Verse 22. - (See Proverbs 18:8, where the gnome occurs.) Septuagint, "The words of knaves (κερκώπων) are soft, but they strike to the secret chambers of the bowels."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The words
דִּבְרֵ֣י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of a gossip
נִ֭רְגָּן (nir·gān)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5372: Talebearer, whisperer

are like choice morsels
כְּמִֽתְלַהֲמִ֑ים (kə·miṯ·la·hă·mîm)
Preposition-k | Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3859: To burn in, to rankle

that
וְ֝הֵ֗ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

go down
יָרְד֥וּ (yā·rə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to the inmost being.
חַדְרֵי־ (ḥaḏ·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room


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