New International Version
Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
King James Bible
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Darby Bible Translation
He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is [like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.
World English Bible
Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Young's Literal Translation
Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
Proverbs 26:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that passeth by - This proverb stands true ninety-nine times out of a hundred, where people meddle with domestic broils, or differences between men and their wives.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
meddleth or is enraged
LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Do not accuse anyone for no reason-- when they have done you no harm.
Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
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