Proverbs 11:13
New International Version
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

New Living Translation
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

English Standard Version
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Berean Study Bible
A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

New American Standard Bible
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

New King James Version
A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

King James Bible
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Christian Standard Bible
A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

Contemporary English Version
A gossip tells everything, but a true friend will keep a secret.

Good News Translation
No one who gossips can be trusted with a secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

International Standard Version
Whoever spreads gossip betrays secrets, but the trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

NET Bible
The one who goes about slandering others reveals secrets, but the one who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

New Heart English Bible
One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An adversary reveals a secret, and he who is faithful in his spirit will hide the matter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever gossips gives away secrets, but whoever is trustworthy in spirit can keep a secret.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

New American Standard 1977
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

King James 2000 Bible
A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

American King James Version
A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

American Standard Version
He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A double-tongued man discloses the secret counsels of an assembly: but he that is faithful in spirit conceals matters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.

Darby Bible Translation
He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

English Revised Version
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Webster's Bible Translation
A tale-bearer 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.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
12Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks judgment, but a man of understanding remains silent. 13A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence. 14For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, discussing things they should not mention.

Leviticus 19:16
You must not go about spreading slander among your people. You must not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks judgment, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Proverbs 12:23
A shrewd man keeps his knowledge to himself, but a foolish heart proclaims its folly.

Proverbs 19:11
A man's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 20:19
He who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid the one who babbles with his lips.

Proverbs 25:9
Argue your case with your neighbor without betraying another's confidence,

Treasury of Scripture

A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

a tale bearer.

Proverbs 20:19
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Leviticus 19:16
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

revealeth

Proverbs 25:9
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 26:20-22
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth…

Nehemiah 6:17-19
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them…

he

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Joshua 2:14,20
And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee…

Jeremiah 38:27
Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the matter was not perceived.





Lexicon
A gossip
רָ֭כִיל (rā·ḵîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7400: A scandal-monger

reveals
מְגַלֶּה־ (mə·ḡal·leh-)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

a secret,
סּ֑וֹד (sō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5475: A session, company of persons, intimacy, consultation, a secret

but a trustworthy
וְנֶאֱמַן־ (wə·ne·’ĕ·man-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

person
ר֝֗וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

keeps
מְכַסֶּ֥ה (mə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

a confidence.
דָבָֽר׃ (ḏā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
Verse 13. - A tale-bearer. The word implies one who goes about chattering, gossiping, and slandering (Leviticus 19:16); Vulgate, qui ambulat fraudulenter; Septuagint, "the man of double tongue." To such a man it is safe to trust nothing; he revealeth secrets (Proverbs 20:19). He that is of a faithful spirit; a steadfast, trusty man, not a gadder about; he retains what is committed to him (Ecclus. 27:16, "Whoso discovereth secrets luseth his credit, and shall never find friend to his mind"). Septuagint, "He that is faithful in spirit [πνοῇ, as in Proverbs 20:27, where see note] concealeth matters."
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