A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
Read Proverbs 16:28 Using Other Translations
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
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