Proverbs 18:8

8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

Proverbs 18:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
ESV
8 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
NLT
8 Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.
MSG
8 Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly?
CSB
8 A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

Proverbs 18:8 In-Context

6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

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