Proverbs 26:21
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King James Version
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Darby Bible Translation
As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

World English Bible
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.

Young's Literal Translation
Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.

Proverbs 26:21 Parallel
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As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.Proverbs 26:21 Parallel Commentaries

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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