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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Paul
    This chapter spells out the sovereignty of God. He is in control of our words, steps and destinies. God controls and directs all. Check out Isa. 45. 7 and Rom. 9. Man is on His sovereign leash and He will direct him according to His will and pleasure.
  • Trusting in the Lord
    A day served happy adds to a long life.
  • Devickeo seals
    I think it really sums up the whole Bible u can get a lot of wisdom and knowledge from it I mean it's all there all it takes is inheriting understanding I love it it's so strong and intense u actually feel the power of God just by reading God Bless
  • MockingBird
    Pride is an enemy of God : pride lifts up yourself in any situation that you want to be the No. 1 !! To be exalted above all others !!! Destruction is awful , but when pride goes before that destruction , your in a heap of trouble !!! Also when you show yourself above others your headed for a fall. Very outspoken scripture here I would say. So best for me to keep the pride subdued and to not allow myself to be haughty !! To walk humbly before my God then He will exalt me in the right way !!
  • Apostle A Hollys
    Depart from.evil...fear the Lord
  • BSP
    Pleasant words can not only sound sweet but can also be a healing to us and strengthen us as verse 24 shows.

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