Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
To release the waters (to speak rashly) is the beginning of contention; therefore, leave off strife before it gets started.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.
Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.
2 Samuel 2:14
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
2 Kings 14:8
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look each other in the face.
Or what king going to make war against another king does not sit down first and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The prophets prophesied falsely, and the priests bore rule by their hands; and my people love to have it so. What will ye do in the end thereof?
Conciliate with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.