Proverbs 11 :13

Proverbs 11 :13 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 11 :13

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 11 :13

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