Verse of the Day

Sunday, November 24, 2024

Proverbs 16:28 NIV

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

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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.

This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Saturday, November 23

Hebrews 11:1,3

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. ... By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

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Friday, November 22

Psalm 62:7

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

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Thursday, November 21

1 John 4:16b-17

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.

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Wednesday, November 20

Acts 1:8

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

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Tuesday, November 19

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

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Monday, November 18

Philippians 3:10

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.

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Sunday, November 17

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

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