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.
  • 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.
  • Lu2677
    Concerning the question; will God devise a man's plan?. "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37
  • Lu2677
    Concerning "can God devise and direct a man's plan"
    Romans 11:33 "For of him, through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
    Amen."
    God means what he says; all things.
  • MockingBird
    If we allow His Spirit within to direct us ; yes , He will show you how in the whole thing to do it. Just take your time and make sure you go the direction that He is directing you in. Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not to your own understanding.

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