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

  • Mike
    Pride can interfere with our listening to the voice of Jehovah God and can lead us to take a disastrous course. We want to make sure they we do not think too highly of ourselves.
  • T
    A wise person studies and applies God's Word. And we want to apply the teachings we find in our life.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - man proposes, but God disposes; so many, if not all of our 'adages' come from the Bible
  • Tim
    In verse 16 we see that acquiring godly wisdom, that is, gaining accurate knowledge of God’s Word, the Bible, and acting in harmony with it, helps us to walk in the way Jehovah approves
  • 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.

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