Proverbs 17:19
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New International Version
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

King James Bible
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Darby Bible Translation
He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

World English Bible
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.

Proverbs 17:19 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that exalteth his gate - In different parts of Palestine they are obliged to have the doors of their courts and houses very low, not more than three feet high, to prevent the Arabs, who scarcely ever leave the backs of their horses, from riding into the courts and houses, and spoiling their goods. He, then, who, through pride and ostentation, made a high gate, exposed himself to destruction; and is said here to seek it, because he must know that this would be a necessary consequence of exalting his gate. But although the above is a fact, yet possibly gate is here taken for the mouth; and the exalting of the gate may mean proud boasting and arrogant speaking, such as has a tendency to kindle and maintain strife. And this interpretation seems to agree better with the scope of the context than the above.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 29:9,22 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest...

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

James 1:20 For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

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Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 24:27 Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him...

2 Samuel 15:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

1 Kings 1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen...

Jeremiah 22:13-15 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Daniel 4:20,21 The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached to the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth...

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Its Meaning
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An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
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