Proverbs 18:19
Good News Translation
Help your relatives and they will protect you like a strong city wall, but if you quarrel with them, they will close their doors to you.

Contemporary English Version
Making up with a friend you have offended is harder than breaking through a city wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.

New American Bible
A brother offended is more unyielding than a stronghold; such strife is more daunting than castle gates.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.

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Proverbs 6:19 My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .

Genesis 27:41-45 Esau therefore always hated Jacob, for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him; and he said in his heart: The days will come of the mourning for my father, and I will kill my brother Jacob. . . .

Genesis 32:6-11 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: We came to Esau, thy brother, and behold he cometh with speed to meet thee with four hundred men. . . .

Genesis 37:3-5,11,18,27 Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours. . . .

2 Samuel 13:22,28 But Absalom spoke not to Ammon neither good nor evil: for Absalom hated Ammon because he had ravished his sister Thamar. . . .

1 Kings 2:23-25 Then king Solomon swore by the Lord, saying: So and so may God do to me, and add more, if Adonias hath not spoken this word against his own life. . . .

1 Kings 12:16 Then the people, seeing that the king would not hearken to them, answered him, saying: What portion have we in David? or what inheritance in the son of Isai? Go home to thy dwellings, O Israel: now, David, look to thy own house. So Israel departed to their dwellings.

2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abia and his people slew them with a great slaughter, and there fell wounded of Israel five hundred thousand valiant men.

Acts 15:39 And there arose a dissension so that they departed one from another. And Barnabas indeed, taking Mark, sailed to Cyprus.

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Proverbs 16:32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
18The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty. 19A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.20Of the fruit of a man's mouth shall his belly be satisfied: and the offspring of his lips shall fill him.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
Now when Eliab his eldest brother heard this, when he was speaking with others, he was angry with David, and said: Why camest thou hither? and why didst thou leave those few sheep in the desert? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thy heart: that thou art come down to see the battle.

Proverbs 18:18
The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty.

Proverbs 18:20
Of the fruit of a man's mouth shall his belly be satisfied: and the offspring of his lips shall fill him.

Additional Translations
An offended brother is harder to win than a fortified city, and disputes are like the bars of a castle.A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And'such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

A brother helped by a brother is as a strong and high city; and is as strong as a well-founded palace.

A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.

A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
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