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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 16:28

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!