Proverbs 26:17
Good News Translation
Getting involved in an argument that is none of your business is like going down the street and grabbing a dog by the ears.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to take hold of a mad dog by the ears than to take part in someone else's argument.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.

New American Bible
Whoever meddles in the quarrel of another is one who grabs a passing dog by the ears.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.

passeth

Proverbs 17:11 An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.

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

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches.

Luke 12:14 But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge or divider over you?

2 Timothy 2:23,24 And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strifes. . . .

meddleth or is enraged

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences. 17As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.18As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:30
Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways.

Proverbs 26:18
As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death.

Additional Translations
Like one who grabs a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

As he that lays hold of a dog's tail, so is he that makes himself the champion of another's cause.

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is [like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.

He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.

Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
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