Parallel Verses

Amplified

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.

New American Standard Bible

Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.

King James Version

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Holman Bible

It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.

International Standard Version

Avoiding strife brings a man honor, but every fool is quarrelsome.

A Conservative Version

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarrelling.

American Standard Version

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarrelling.

Bible in Basic English

It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.

Darby Translation

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife, but every fool will be meddling.

Julia Smith Translation

Honor to a man ceasing from strife: and every foolish one will be irritated.

King James 2000

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] honorable for the man to refrain from strife, but every fool will be quick to quarrel.

Modern King James verseion

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife, but every fool exposes himself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is a man's honour to keep himself from strife; but they that have pleasure in brawling, are fools every one.

NET Bible

It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels.

New Heart English Bible

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.

The Emphasized Bible

Honour, hath the man who sitteth away from strife, but, any fool, may break through.

Webster

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

World English Bible

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.

Youngs Literal Translation

An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is an honour
כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

for a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to cease
שׁבת 
Shebeth 
Usage: 3

רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

but every fool
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

2 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against his own life. 3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel. 4 The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly.

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 18:6

A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 19:11

Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.

2 Kings 14:9

Jehoash king of Israel replied to Amaziah king of Judah, The thistle in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son as wife. And a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle [leaving the cedar unharmed].

Proverbs 14:17

He who foams up quickly and flies into a passion deals foolishly, and a man of wicked plots and plans is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man -- "Scoffer is his name -- "deals and acts with overbearing pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Rush not forth soon to quarrel [before magistrates or elsewhere], lest you know not what to do in the end when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Ephesians 1:6-8

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 4:32-1

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.

James 4:1

What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?

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