Proverbs 26:20
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New American Standard Bible
For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

King James Bible
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Darby Bible Translation
Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

World English Bible
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Young's Literal Translation
Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,

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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

Cross References
James 3:5
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

Leviticus 19:16
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 22:10
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

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