Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

New American Standard Bible

Do not contend with a man without cause,
If he has done you no harm.

King James Version

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Holman Bible

Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.

International Standard Version

Do not bring a lawsuit against a person for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

A Conservative Version

Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done thee no harm.

American Standard Version

Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.

Amplified

Contend not with a man for no reason -- "when he has done you no wrong.

Bible in Basic English

Do not take up a cause at law against a man for nothing, if he has done you no wrong.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not contend with man to no purpose, if he did thee no evil

King James 2000

Strive not with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not quarrel with anyone without cause, when he did not do you harm.

Modern King James verseion

Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Strive not lightly with any man, wher as he hath done thee no harm.

NET Bible

Do not accuse anyone without legitimate cause, if he has not treated you wrongly.

New Heart English Bible

Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

The Emphasized Bible

Contend not with a man without cause, if he hath dealt thee no wrong.

Webster

Strive not with a man without cause, if he hath done thee no harm.

World English Bible

Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Youngs Literal Translation

Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

not with a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

if he have done
גּמל 
Gamal 
Usage: 37

Context Readings

Role Of Wisdom In Creation And Society

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. 31 Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.

Proverbs 18:6

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

Proverbs 25:8-9

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.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man exciteth contention; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Matthew 5:39-41

But I say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

Romans 12:18-21

if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men;

1 Corinthians 6:6-8

But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that before unbelievers.

2 Timothy 2:24

And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;

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