Proverbs 25:10

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

Read Proverbs 25:10 Using Other Translations

Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.
Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.

What does Proverbs 25:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.


FOOTNOTES:

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