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

  • Shirley
    Hi friends, This is a question to ask one self, Is it your hear desire to follow or is it the way the lord wants us to go. Choose which is favourable for you. God bless u.
  • Gloria Sandoval
    Just as he keeps His promise to me I should be and make myself strong for Him. For only He is worthy of my effort.
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I think Jesus is teaching that man should be good
  • MockingBird
    Commit is to deposit . Works is my work of Faith and the work of labor of love toward others : As I do this in the will of God , my thoughts will be established : fixed strengthened and able to stand. I believe all else personal in my life also spiritual physically mentally and flesh and financially : God leaves nothing out : He is conscience of our whole man !!!
  • Will
    Chapter 16

    1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

    2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

    3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

    4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    5 Every one that is proud in heart is an

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