New American Standard Bible
Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
King James Bible
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Darby Bible Translation
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another;
World English Bible
Debate your case with your neighbor, and don't betray the confidence of another;
Young's Literal Translation
Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
An anticipation of the highest standard of ethical refinement Matthew 18:15, but with a difference. Here the motive is prudential, the risk of shame, the fear of the irretrievable infamy of the betrayer of secrets. In the teaching of Christ the precept rests upon the divine authority and the perfect example.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.
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