Proverbs 18:8

“The words of a tale bearer are as wounds, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
- King James Version

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, and go down into the inner parts of the stomach.
- Basic English Bible

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
- Darby Bible

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
- Webster's Bible

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.
- World English Bible

The words of a tale-bearer [are] as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down [to] the inner parts of the heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:8


18:8 They go - They wound mortally.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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