Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;
anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
4 The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out.

Proverbs 14:29

A patient person shows great understanding,
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

Proverbs 16:32

Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool’s lips lead to strife,
and his mouth provokes a beating.

Proverbs 19:11

A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

2 Kings 14:9

King Jehoash of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon once sent a message to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.

Proverbs 14:17

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
and a man who schemes is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,”
acts with excessive pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Don’t take a matter to court hastily.
Otherwise, what will you do afterward
if your opponent humiliates you?

Ephesians 1:6-8

to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Ephesians 4:32-1

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

James 4:1

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you?

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