Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Go not forth hastily to strive. What will thou do in the end of it when thy neighbor has put thee to shame?

New American Standard Bible

Do not go out hastily to argue your case;
Otherwise, what will you do in the end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

American Standard Version

Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

Amplified


Do not rush out to argue your case [before magistrates or judges];
Otherwise what will you do in the end [when your case is lost and]
When your neighbor (opponent) humiliates you?

Bible in Basic English

Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not go forth hastily to strive, lest what thou shalt do in its latter state in thy neighbor putting thee to shame.

King James 2000

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

do not hastily bring out to court, for what will you do at its end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?

Modern King James verseion

Do not go forth quickly to fight, lest you know not what to do in the end of it, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?

New Heart English Bible

Do not be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?

The Emphasized Bible

Do not go forth to strive in haste, - lest thou know not what to do in the latter end thereof, when thy neighbour, hath put thee to shame.

Webster

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Go not forth
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

מהר 
Maher 
Usage: 14

to strive
רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

lest thou know not what to do

Usage: 0

in the end
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

Verse Info

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

7 For it is better that it be said to thee, Come up here, than that thou should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom thine eyes have seen. 8 Go not forth hastily to strive. What will thou do in the end of it when thy neighbor has put thee to shame? 9 Debate thy case with thy neighbor [himself], and disclose not the secret of another,


Cross References

Matthew 5:25

Be agreeing with thine opponent quickly, while thou are with him on the way, lest the opponent deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the subordinate, and thou will be cast into prison.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is [like] letting out water. Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for stripes.

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood, so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means. And my people love to have it so. And what will ye do in the end thereof?

Luke 14:31-32

Or what king going to encounter another king in war, will not, having first sat down, consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

2 Samuel 2:14-16

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

2 Samuel 2:26

Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? Know thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before thou bid the people return from following their brothers?

2 Kings 14:8-12

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.

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