Proverbs 11:13 {14}
Good News Translation
No one who gossips can be trusted with a secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy.

Contemporary English Version
A gossip tells everything, but a true friend will keep a secret.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

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Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

a tale bearer.

Proverbs 20:19 Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.

Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord.

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Proverbs 25:9 Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a stranger:

Proverbs 26:20-22 When the wood faileth, the fire shall go out: and when the talebearer is taken away, contentions shall cease. . . .

Nehemiah 6:17-19 Moreover in those days many letters were sent by the principal men of the Jews to Tobias, and from Tobias there came letters to them. . . .

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Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie.

Joshua 2:14,20 They answered her: Be our lives for you unto death, only if thou betray us not. And when the Lord shall have delivered us the land, we will shew thee mercy and truth. . . .

Jeremiah 38:27 So all the princes came to Jeremiah, and asked him: and he spoke to them according to all the words that the king had commanded him: and they left him: for nothing had been heard.

Context
Dishonest Scales
12He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend. 13Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.14He shall be afflicted with evil, that is surety for a stranger: but he that is aware of snares, shall be secure.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:13
And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Leviticus 19:16
Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord.

Proverbs 11:12
He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.

Proverbs 12:23
A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

Proverbs 19:11
The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs.

Proverbs 20:19
Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 25:9
Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a stranger:

Additional Translations
A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

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

A double-tongued man discloses the secret counsels of an assembly: but he that is faithful in spirit conceals matters.

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

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

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

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

A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.
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