Proverbs 25:10

10 or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.

Proverbs 25:10 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.
The Message Bible (MSG)
10 Word is sure to get around, and no one will trust you.
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 Lest he that heareth it revile thee, And thine infamy turn not away.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
10 Otherwise, when he hears about it, he will humiliate you, and his evil report about you will never disappear.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
10 otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
10 If you do, someone might hear it and put you to shame. Then no one will ever respect you again.

Proverbs 25:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 25:10

Lest he that heareth [it] put thee to shame
Or, "reproach thee" F3 with treachery and deceit. Either the person of whom it is told, or the person to whom it is told; who may make thee ashamed, either by fixing the odious character of a defamer, a whisperer, and backbiter, on thee; or by making a retaliation, and in his turn make known some secret things concerning thyself, which before were not known, and, now published, will be to thy disgrace; and thine infamy turn not away;
it shall stick so close to thee, that thou shalt never get clear of it as long as thou livest, or ever retrieve thy credit; the brand of infamy shall ever be upon thee.


F3 (Kdoxy) "probris afficiat te", Pagniuus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "probro afficiet te", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis.

Proverbs 25:10 In-Context

8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?
9 If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence,
10 or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.
11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
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