New International Version
do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?
King James Bible
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Darby Bible Translation
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
World English Bible
Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?
Young's Literal Translation
Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go not forth hastily to strive - לרב lerib, to enter into a lawsuit. Keep from this pit or the bottomless deep, unless urged by the direst necessity.
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