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Proverbs 11:13

    Proverbs 11:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:13

    A talebearer - הולך רכיל holech rachil, the walking busybody, the trader in scandal.

    Revealeth secrets - Whatever was confided to him he is sure to publish abroad. The word means a hawker, or travelling chapman. Such are always great newsmongers; and will tell even their own secrets, rather than have nothing to say.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:13

    The man who comes to us with tales about others will reveal our secrets also. Faithfulness is shown, not only in doing what a man has been commissioned to do, but in doing it quietly and without garrulity.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:13

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

    Verses Related to Proverbs 11:13

    Psalms 31:14 - But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
    Psalms 13:5 - But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
    Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.