Proverbs 25:8
Good News Translation
Don't be too quick to go to court about something you have seen. If another witness later proves you wrong, what will you do then?

Contemporary English Version
before you sue someone, or you might lose your case and be embarrassed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.

New American Bible
What your eyes have seen do not bring forth too quickly against an opponent; For what will you do later on when your neighbor puts you to shame?

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The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.

hastily

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

Proverbs 18:6 The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.

Proverbs 30:33 And he that strongly squeezeth the paps to bring out milk, straineth out butter: and he that violently bloweth his nose, bringeth out blood: and he that provoketh wrath, bringeth forth strife.

2 Samuel 2:14-16,26 And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise. . . .

2 Kings 14:8-12 Then Amasias sent messengers to Joas, son of Joachaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another. . . .

Luke 14:31,32 Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? . . .

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Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death.

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done in the end thereof?

Matthew 5:25 Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
7For it is better that it should be said to thee: Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince. 8The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.9Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a stranger:…
Cross References
Matthew 5:25
Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

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

Additional Translations
do not go out to argue in haste. Otherwise, what will you do in the end when your opponent puts you to shame?Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

Get not suddenly into a quarrel, lest thou repent at last.

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?

Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush?
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