New Living Translation
Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.
King James Bible
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Darby Bible Translation
The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.
World English Bible
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
Young's Literal Translation
The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
Proverbs 17:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:14 Letteth out - By cutting the bank of a river. Leave off - Avoid the occasions, and prevent the beginning of contention.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
don't be in a hurry to go to court. For what will you do in the end if your neighbor deals you a shameful defeat?
Jump to PreviousAbandon Beginning Blows Breaching Break Breaks Contention Dam Dispute Drop Fighting Leave Matter Quarrel Quarreling Quarrelling Quit Start Starting Stop Strife Vehement Water Waters Withdraw
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