New American Standard Bible
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
King James Bible
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Darby Bible Translation
He that goeth about talebearing 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.
Young's Literal Translation
A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.
Proverbs 11:13 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
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