New American Standard Bible
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
King James Bible
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
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Coals - Charcoal.
LibraryWe 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
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
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