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Getting involved in an argument that is none of your business is like going down the street and grabbing a dog by the ears.
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As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.
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
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…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.…
Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways.
As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death.
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