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Proverbs 25:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Debate your case with your neighbor,
And do not disclose the secret to another;
10 Lest he who hears it expose your shame,
And [a]your reputation be ruined.


  1. Proverbs 25:10 the evil report concerning you not pass away
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 25:9-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Make your case with your opponent[a]
without revealing another’s secret;
10 otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you,
and you’ll never live it down.[b]


  1. Proverbs 25:9 Or neighbor
  2. Proverbs 25:10 Lit and your evil report will not turn back

Proverbs 25:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]Argue your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
10 Or he who hears it will reproach you,
And the evil report about you will not [b]pass away.


  1. Proverbs 25:9 Lit Contend
  2. Proverbs 25:10 Lit return
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 25:9-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Argue your case with your neighbor himself,
    and do not reveal another's secret,
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
    and your ill repute have no end.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Proverbs 25:9-10 The Message (MSG)

9-10 In the heat of an argument,
    don’t betray confidences;
Word is sure to get around,
    and no one will trust you.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

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