New International Version
"Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
King James Bible
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
Darby Bible Translation
Speak not too much about a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
World English Bible
"Don't slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
Young's Literal Translation
Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
Proverbs 30:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Accuse not a servant - Do not bring a false accusation against a servant, lest thou be found guilty of the falsehood, and he curse thee for having traduced his character, and in his turn traduce thine. In general, do not meddle with other people's servants.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
accuse not or hurt not with thy tongue
Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Deuteronomy 23:15 You shall not deliver to his master the servant which is escaped from his master to you:
1 Samuel 22:9,10 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob...
1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?
1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred you up against me...
1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him, Can you bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear to me by God, that you will neither kill me...
2 Samuel 16:1-4 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled...
2 Samuel 19:26,27 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for your servant said, I will saddle me an donkey, that I may ride thereon...
Daniel 3:8 Why at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
Daniel 6:13,24 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regards not you, O king...
Romans 14:4 Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yes, he shall be held up...
Proverbs 11:26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be on the head of him that sells it.
Proverbs 24:24 He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand...
2 Chronicles 24:22-24 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said...
LibraryA Homily for Humble Folks
A Sermon (No. 2140) delivered on Lord's Day, April 27th, 1890 by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man."--Proverbs 30:2. Sometimes it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to Job and the three wise men, he commended himself to them saying, "I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
by John Bunyan, Licensed and entered according to order. London: Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey, at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701. Advertisement by the Editor. Some degree of mystery hangs over these Divine Emblems for children, and many years' diligent researches have not enabled me completely to solve it. That they were written by Bunyan, there cannot be the slightest doubt. 'Manner and matter, too, are all his own.' …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
HE that seriously considers the Constitution of the Christian Religion, observing the Excellency of its Doctrines, the Clearness of its Precepts, the Severity of its Threatnings, together with the Faithfulness of its Promises, and the Certainty of its Principles to trust to; such a one may justly be astonished, and admire what should be the reason that they who profess this not only the most excellent, but only true Religion in the World, should notwithstanding be generally as wicked, debauched and …
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life