Context17Like one who takes a dog by the ears
Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
18Like a madman who throws
19So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
20For lack of wood the fire goes out,
21Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
22The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
23Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross
24He who hates disguises it with his lips,
25When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,
26Though his hatred covers itself with guile,
27He who digs a pit will fall into it,
28A lying tongue hates those it crushes,
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
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 taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.
Darby Bible Translation
He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
English Revised Version
He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
World English Bible
Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Young's Literal Translation
Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
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