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.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF **** JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS **** PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.
  • Brianna
    "Jehovah's" name is a source of protection. That's why it's critical to know this name. Yet Sadly, even with the KJ that name is obscured by TITLES such as LORD. It's capitalized and italicized so we know that the translator understood the omission of the Divine Name.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 Whoever isolates himself pursues his own selfish desires; He rejects all practical wisdom.

    Jehovah God made us to be gregarious people. It is not good for us to isolate ourselves or think we can do everything on our own. God has made a congregation to help us and provide comfort as well as himself. Let us always fellowship with God and our brothers at our christian meetings.

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