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Proverbs 20:19

    Proverbs 20:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.

    Webster's Revision

    He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips.

    World English Bible

    He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that openeth wide his lips.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:19

    Flattereth - literally, "The man who opens his lips," who has no reticence; such a man, with or without intending it, does the work of a talebearer.