Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.

Bible in Basic English

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

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: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it. 4 The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.

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 king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thorn-bush that is in Lebanon sent to the cedar that is in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son as wife; and there passed by the wild beast that is in Lebanon, and trode down the thorn-bush.

Proverbs 14:17

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Ephesians 1:6-8

to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

Ephesians 4:32-1

and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.

James 3:14

but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

James 4:1

Whence come wars and whence fightings among you? Is it not thence, from your pleasures, which war in your members?

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