Parallel Verses

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.

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].

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.

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 king ought to be feared as the roaring of a lion; whoso provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his own soul. 3 It is a man's honour to keep himself from strife; but they that have pleasure in brawling, are fools every one. 4 A slothful body will not go to plow, for cold of the winter; therefore shall he go a begging in Summer and have nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

He that soweth discord and strife, is like one that diggeth up a water brook; but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out and runneth abroad.

Proverbs 14:29

Patience is a token of wisdom; but wrath and hasty displeasure is a token of foolishness.

Proverbs 16:32

A patient man is better than one strong; and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips are ever brawling, and his mouth provoketh unto battle.

Proverbs 19:11

A wise man putteth off displeasure, and it is his honour to let some faults pass.

2 Kings 14:9

But Joash king of Israel sent again to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "A thistle in Lebanon sent to a cypress tree in Lebanon, saying, 'Give thy daughter to my son to wife.' But the wild beasts in Lebanon went and trod down the thistle.

Proverbs 14:17

An impatient man handleth foolishly; but he that is well advised, doth other ways.

Proverbs 21:24

He that is proud and presumptuous, is called a scornful man, which in wrath dare work maliciously.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Be not hasty to go to the law, lest thou knowest not what to do when thy neighbor hath confounded thee.

Ephesians 1:6-8

to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherewith he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 4:32-1

Be ye courteous one to another, and merciful, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake forgave you.

James 3:14

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, rejoice not: neither be liars against the truth.

James 4:1

From whence cometh war, and fighting among you? Come they not here hence, even of your voluptuousness that raineth in your members?

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