Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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


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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 against thy neighbour an injury, seeing that, he, dwelleth securely by thee. 30 Contend not with a man without cause, if he hath dealt thee no wrong. 31 Do not thou envy the man of violence, neither choose thou any of his ways;



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

A letting forth of water, is the beginning of strife, therefore, before it breaketh out, abandon, contention.

Proverbs 18:6

the lips of a dullard, enter into contention, and his mouth, for blows, crieth out.

Proverbs 25:8-9

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.

Proverbs 29:22

A man given to anger, stirreth up strife, and, he that exceedeth in wrath, aboundeth in transgression.

Matthew 5:39-41

But, I, tell you, not to resist evil, - Nay, whoever is smiting thee on the right cheek, turn to him, the other also;

Romans 12:18-21

If possible - so far as dependeth on you, with all men being at peace:

1 Corinthians 6:6-8

But, brother with brother, sueth for judgment, and that before unbelievers?

2 Timothy 2:24

And, a servant of the Lord, ought not to strive, but to be, gentle, towards all, apt in teaching, ready to endure malice, -

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