Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.

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.

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.

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 fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul. 3 An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth. 4 Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.

Proverbs 14:29

Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.

Proverbs 16:32

Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.

Proverbs 18:6

The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.

Proverbs 19:11

The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash king of Israel sendeth unto Amaziah king of Judah, saying, 'The thorn that is in Lebanon hath sent unto the cedar that is in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son for a wife; and pass by doth a beast of the field that is in Lebanon, and treadeth down the thorn.

Proverbs 14:17

Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 21:24

Proud, haughty, scorner is his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush?

Ephesians 1:6-8

to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,

Ephesians 4:32-1

and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you.

James 3:14

and if bitter zeal ye have, and rivalry in your heart, glory not, nor lie against the truth;

James 4:1

Whence are wars and fightings among you? not thence -- out of your passions, that are as soldiers in your members?

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