Proverbs 25:10

“Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest he that heareth it, put thee to shame, and thine infamie turne not away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or he who hears {it} will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lest he that heareth it revile thee, And thine infamy turn not away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or your hearer may say evil of you, and your shame will not be turned away.
- Basic English Bible

lest he that heareth [it] disgrace thee, and thine evil report turn not away.
- Darby Bible

Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thy infamy turn not away.
- Webster's Bible

lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.
- World English Bible

Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:10


25:10 Lest he - Reproach thee for thy gross violation of the laws of prudence, justice and friendship.


Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.

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