Proverbs 16:28

“A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A froward man soweth strife; & a whisperer separateth chiefe friends.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.
- Basic English Bible

A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.
- Darby Bible

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
- Webster's Bible

A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
- World English Bible

A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A froward man soweth strife; and a whisperer separateth familiar friends.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Lilian
    All Gods words are pure and it's purifies 7 times bible says. If we abide God in our life and abide his words to ourself then we have everything we need Jesus is so faithful to those who diligently seeking him and trusting him. He loves us and no one can separate his love to us. What a good God we serve. Lets give thanks and praise him everyday for he is worthy thank u Jesus
  • Mbugua
    man can be most effectively reconcilled to his own enemies by his ownreconciliation to God. God is the omnipotent creator -ruler of this universe, and no enemy can attack us except by His permission. exm. Laban followed Jacob as an enemy, he was constrained to make peace with him. Esau reverted from adversary to brother under God's hand. Godly kings were delivered from their enemies. Even when the enemies are permitted to attack, they together with their harm, may be overruled for a greater good Rom.8:28
  • Vera ship
    This verse is self explanatory. When we live the way Christ has told us then we can have his favor and anointing on our lives. Yes this is a hard task to do but with God all things are possible. We must subnit ourselfs to prayer and ask God's guidance in our life. When we have sinned repent and believe that you received forgiveness.
  • MockingBird
    Faith pleases God : Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God : When we are walking in faith and in the commandments of God , I believe as the word of God teaches , we are pleasing to our God !! Therefore my enemies shall be at peace with me also : For I would think that my enemy cannot come through the blood of Jesus and he flees at the spoken word when spoken in Faith : upholding all things by the word of His power !!!
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Lu2677
    To the woman who said she prefers the NT to the OT, Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Read:Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 21:8, Titus 1:15.

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