Proverbs 25:10
New International Version
or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.

New Living Translation
Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.

English Standard Version
lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.

Berean Study Bible
lest the one who hears may disgrace you, and your infamy never go away.

King James Bible
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

New King James Version
Lest he who hears it expose your shame, And your reputation be ruined.

New American Standard Bible
Or one who hears it will put you to shame, And the evil report about you will not pass away.

NASB 1995
Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.

NASB 1977
Lest he who hears it reproach you, And the evil report about you not pass away.

Amplified Bible
Or he who hears it will shame you And the rumor about you [and your action in court] will have no end.

Christian Standard Bible
otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you’ll never live it down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you’ll never live it down.

American Standard Version
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, And thine infamy turn not away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest he that hears will revile you, and many complain against you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
lest thy friend continue to reproach thee, so thy quarrel and enmity shall not depart, but shall be to thee like death. Favour and friendship set a man free, which do thou keep for thyself, lest thou be made liable to reproach; but take heed to thy ways peaceably.

Contemporary English Version
Others will find out, and your reputation will then be ruined.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest he insult over thee, when he hath heard it, and cease not to upbraid thee. Grace and friendship deliver a man: keep these for thyself, lest thou fall under reproach.

English Revised Version
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.

Good News Translation
Otherwise everyone will learn that you can't keep a secret, and you will never live down the shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, when he hears about it, he will humiliate you, and his evil report about you will never disappear.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, anyone who hears will make you ashamed, and your bad reputation will never leave you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.

Literal Standard Version
Lest the hearer put you to shame, And your evil report not turn back.

NET Bible
lest the one who hears it put you to shame and your infamy will never go away.

New Heart English Bible
lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.

World English Bible
lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back.

Additional Translations ...
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
9Argue your case with your neighbor without betraying another’s confidence, 10lest the one who hears may disgrace you, and your infamy never go away. 11A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.…

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

Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.


Treasury of Scripture

Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and your infamy turn not away.

thine

Psalm 119:39
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.









(10) Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame.--Lest he cry shame upon thee for thy treachery, and thine infamy be not forgotten.

Verse 10. - Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame; i.e. lest any one, not the offended neighbour only, who hears how treacherous you have been, makes your proceeding known and cries shame upon you. And thine infamy turn not away. The stigma attached to you be never obliterated. Thus Siracides: "Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind. Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou bewrayest his secrets, follow no more after him. For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbour" (Ecclus. 27:16, etc.; comp. also 22:22). The motive presented in our text is not the highest, being grounded on the fear of shame and disgrace in men's eyes; but it is a very potent incentive to right action, and the moralist has good reason for employing it. That it does not reach to the height of Christian morality is obvious. The gnome is thus given in the Greek: "When thy friend shall reproach thee, retreat backward, despise him not, lest thy friend reproach thee still; and so thy quarrel and enmity shall not pass away, but shall be to thee like death." Then the LXX. adds a paragraph, reproduced partly by St. Jerome, "Kindness and friendship set a man free (ἐλευθεροῖ); preserve thou these, that thou become not liable to reproach (ἐπονείδισοτς, exprobabilis); but guard thy ways in a conciliating spirit (εὐσυναλλάκτως)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
lest
פֶּֽן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

the one who hears
שֹׁמֵ֑עַ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

may disgrace you,
יְחַסֶּדְךָ֥ (yə·ḥas·seḏ·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2616: To bow, to be kind, to reprove

and your infamy
וְ֝דִבָּתְךָ֗ (wə·ḏib·bā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1681: Whispering, defamation, evil report

never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

go away.
תָשֽׁוּב׃ (ṯā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again


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