Proverbs 17:19
Good News Translation
To like sin is to like making trouble. If you brag all the time, you are asking for trouble.

Contemporary English Version
The wicked and the proud love trouble and keep begging to be hurt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.

New American Bible
Those who love an offense love a fight; those who build their gate high court disaster.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.

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Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.

Proverbs 29:9,22 If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he shall find no rest. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear lest perhaps, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as you would not. Lest perhaps contentions, envyings, animosities, dissensions, detractions, whisperings, swellings, seditions, be among you.

James 1:20 For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth. . . .

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Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.

Proverbs 24:27 Prepare thy work without, and diligently till thy ground: that afterward thou mayst build thy house.

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal: and behold he had a feast in his house, like the feast of a king: and Nabal's heart was merry, for he was very drunk: and she told him nothing less or more until morning. . . .

2 Samuel 15:1 Now after these things Absalom made himself chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

1 Kings 1:5 And Adonias, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying: I will be king. And he made himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Jeremiah 22:13-15 Woe to him that buildeth up his house by injustice, and his chambers not in judgment: that will oppress his friend without cause, and will not pay him his wages. . . .

Daniel 4:20,21 And whereas the king saw a watcher, and a holy one come down from heaven, and say: Cut down the tree, and destroy it, but leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, and let it be bound with iron and brass, among the grass without, and let it be sprinkled with the dew of heaven, and let his feeding be with the wild beasts, till seven times pass over him. . . .

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
18A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend. 19He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.20He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.

Proverbs 29:22
A passionate man provoketh quarrels: and he that is easily stirred up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin.

Proverbs 29:23
Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit.

Additional Translations
He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his gate high invites destruction.He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

A lover of sin rejoices in strifes;

He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: he that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.
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