Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Without wood, fire goes out;
without a gossip, conflict dies down.

New American Standard Bible

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

King James Version

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

International Standard Version

Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops.

A Conservative Version

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.

American Standard Version

For lack of wood the fire goeth out; And where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth.

Amplified

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.

Bible in Basic English

Without wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no secret talk, argument is ended.

Darby Translation

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Julia Smith Translation

In the ceasing of wood, fire will go out: and in not being a tale-bearer, strife will subside.

King James 2000

Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease.

Modern King James verseion

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, the fighting ceases.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out; and where the backbiter is taken away, there the strife ceaseth.

NET Bible

Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, contention ceases.

New Heart English Bible

Without wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, contention ceases.

The Emphasized Bible

Without wood a fire is quenched, and, where there is no tattler, strife is hushed.

Webster

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no tale-bearer, the strife ceaseth.

World English Bible

For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Youngs Literal Translation

Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Where no
אפס 
'ephec 
ends, no, none, not, nothing, without, else, beside, but, cause, howbeit, .
Usage: 43

is, there the fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

כּבה 
Kabah 
Usage: 24

נרגּן 
Nirgan 
Usage: 4

the strife
מדון 
Madown 
Usage: 11

Prayers for Proverbs 26:20

Context Readings

All About Fools

19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor
and says, “I was only joking!”
20 Without wood, fire goes out;
without a gossip, conflict dies down.
21 As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:28

A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

Proverbs 26:22

A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.

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