Verse of the Day

Friday, November 24, 2023

Proverbs 16:28 NIV

A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

Read all of Proverbs 16 NIV

Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

English Standard Version

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

The Message

Troublemakers start fights; gossips break up friendships.

New King James Version

A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.

New Living Translation

A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on Proverbs 16:27-28

(Read Proverbs 16:27-28)

Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character!

Proverbs 16:28 In-Context

26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.

27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.

28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good.

30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

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