New International Version
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out - The tale-receiver and the tale-bearer are the agents of discord. If none received the slander in the first instance, it could not be propagated. Hence our proverb, "The receiver is as bad as the thief." And our laws treat them equally; for the receiver of stolen goods, knowing them to be stolen, is hanged, as well as he who stole them.
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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
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
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