New International Version
It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
King James Bible
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Darby Bible Translation
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.
World English Bible
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
Young's Literal Translation
An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
Proverbs 20:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is an honoer for a man - The same sentiment as Proverbs 19:11.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
And quarreling arose between Abram's herders and Lot's. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
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