Proverbs 18:8

“The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The words of a tale bearer are as wounds, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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