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Proverbs 16:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A perverse man, sendeth forth strife, and, a tattler, separateth intimate friends.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A froward man soweth strife; & a whisperer separateth chiefe friends.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A perverse man spreads mischief, and will kindle a torch of deceit with mischiefs; and he separates friends.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A froward 8419
{8419} Prime
תַּהְפּוּכָה
tahpukah
{tah-poo-kaw'}
From H2015; a perversity or fraud.
man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
soweth 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
strife: 4066
{4066} Prime
מָדוֹן
madown
{maw-dohn'}
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
and a whisperer 5372
{5372} Prime
נִרְגָן
nirgan
{neer-gawn'}
From an unused root meaning to roll to pieces; a slanderer.
separateth 6504
{6504} Prime
פָּרַד
parad
{paw-rad'}
A primitive root; to break through, that is, spread or separate (oneself).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
chief friends. 441
{0441} Prime
אַלּוּף
'alluwph
{al-loof'}
From H0502; familiar; a friend, also gentle; hence a bullock (as being tame; applied, although masculine, to a cow); and so a chieftain (as notable like neat cattle).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:28

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 6:14; Proverbs 10:31).

_ _ whisperer — prater, talebearer (Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 26:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 16:27-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
froward:

Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs 6:19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 26:20-22 Where no wood is, [there] the fire goeth out: so where [there is] no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. ... The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Proverbs 30:33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; ... Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
James 3:14-16 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. ... For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.

soweth:
Heb. sendeth forth

a whisperer:

Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.
Genesis 3:1-13 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? ... And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
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