New Living Translation
A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don't hang around with chatterers.
King James Bible
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Darby Bible Translation
He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.
World English Bible
He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.
Young's Literal Translation
A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.
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In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
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"Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. "Do not stand idly by when your neighbor's life is threatened. I am the LORD.
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
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