Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified


It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife [by handling situations with thoughtful foresight],
But any fool will [start a] quarrel [without regard for the consequences].

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.

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: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life. 3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarrelling. 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.

Proverbs 14:29

He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trod down the thistle.

Proverbs 14:17

He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

Ephesians 1:6-8

to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:

Ephesians 4:32-1

and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.

James 3:14

But if ye have bitter jealousy and faction in your heart, glory not and lie not against the truth.

James 4:1

Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?

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