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

  • 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.
  • Evangelist James Adeola
    Only the way and thought of God will be established. If we have Jesus' heart then we have His way. Only our God glorifying thoughts can be established. Shalom.
  • Ruby Cousinss
    Proverbs :16. This chapter is a powerful one reminding us that if we are willing and read the word of God, and do what he says he is going blessed in a significant way.The word of God in Proverbs speaks pf wisdom. We should stay in the will of God that we may be fruitful and prosperous. The word washes us and cleanses us so that our lives may be established.upon this earth.
  • 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 !!!

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