Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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 like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life. 3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling. 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 like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 16:32

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

2 Kings 14:9

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 your daughter to my son as wife. Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by, and trampled down the thistle.

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; he works in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?

Ephesians 1:6-8

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

Ephesians 4:32-1

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

James 4:1

Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?

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