Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us face each other.”
Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, the king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us face each other.”
Then Abner said to Joab, “Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”
But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife,
But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
A fool’s lips bring strife,
And his mouth calls for blows.
Prepare plans by consultation,
And make war by wise guidance.
Do not go out hastily to argue your case;
Otherwise, what will you do in the end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?