Proverbs 11:13

“A tale-bearer reuealeth secrets: but hee that is of a faithfull spirit, concealeth the matter.”

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Other Translations

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
- King James Version

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who goes about talking of others makes secrets public, but the true-hearted man keeps things covered.
- Basic English Bible

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
- Darby Bible

A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
- Webster's Bible

One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.
- World English Bible

A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:13


11:13 Secrets - Such things as were committed to his trust with a charge of secrecy.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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