Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

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].

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 wrath of a king is like the loud cry of a lion: he who makes him angry does wrong against himself. 3 It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war. 4 The hater of work will not do his ploughing because of the winter; so at the time of grain-cutting he will be requesting food and will get nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.

Proverbs 18:6

A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.

Proverbs 19:11

A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, The thorn-tree in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife: and a beast from the woodland in Lebanon went by, crushing the thorn under his feet.

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.

Proverbs 21:24

The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?

Ephesians 1:6-8

To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:

Ephesians 4:32-1

And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.

James 4:1

What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies?

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