Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you 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


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.

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 Do not devise evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells securely by you. 30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm. 31 Do not envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

Proverbs 25:8-9

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

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.

Matthew 5:39-41

But I tell you, do not contend with him who wrongs you; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:18-21

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

1 Corinthians 6:6-8

But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers.

2 Timothy 2:24

The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

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