Proverbs 18:8
Good News Translation
Gossip is so tasty--how we love to swallow it!

Contemporary English Version
There's nothing so delicious as the taste of gossip! It melts in your mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.

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The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.

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Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.

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

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.

Psalm 52:2 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

Psalm 64:3,4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, . . .

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
7The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul. 8The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.9He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him that wasteth his own works.…
Cross References
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 18:7
The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul.

Proverbs 18:9
He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him that wasteth his own works.

Proverbs 26:22
The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly.

Additional Translations
A gossip’s words are like choice morsels, and they sink into the inmost being.The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.

Fear casts down the slothful; and the souls of the effeminate shall hunger.

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a whisperer are as dainty, morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.
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