But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war.
who plan evil in their hearts.
They stir up wars all day long.
A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict,
but a man slow to anger calms strife.
One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
A fool’s lips lead to strife,
and his mouth provokes a beating.
As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Why do You force me to look at injustice?
Why do You tolerate wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.
Better to live in a wilderness
than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife.
The wicked are a ransom for the righteous,
and the treacherous, for the upright.
Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person,
but a foolish man consumes them.
Better to live on the corner of a roof
than to share a house with a nagging wife.