Proverbs 18:19
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New International Version
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

New Living Translation
An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.

English Standard Version
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

New American Standard Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

King James Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

International Standard Version
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and his disputes are like the bars of a fortress.

NET Bible
A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.

New Heart English Bible
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a fortress.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A brother is helped by his brother, like a city by its fortress, and they hold it like the bars of a fortress.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An offended brother is more [resistant]than a strong city, and disputes are like the locked gate of a castle tower.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

New American Standard 1977
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city,
            And contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

King James 2000 Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and contentions are like the bars of a castle.

American King James Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

American Standard Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And'such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.

Darby Bible Translation
A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.

English Revised Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Webster's Bible Translation
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

World English Bible
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.

Young's Literal Translation
A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:19. Great care must be taken to prevent quarrels among relations and those under obligations to each other. Wisdom and grace make it easy to forgive; but corruption makes it difficult. 20. The belly is here put for the heart, as elsewhere; and what that is filled with, our satisfaction will be accordingly, and our inward peace. 21. Many a one has caused his own death, or the death of others, by a false or injurious tongue. 22. A good wife is a great blessing to a man, and it is a token of Divine favour. 23. Poverty tells men they must not order or demand. And at the throne of God's grace we are all poor, and must use entreaties. 24. Christ Jesus never will forsake those who trust in and love him. May we be such friends to others, for our Master's sake. Having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto the end; and we are his friends if we do whatever he commands us, Joh 15:14.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
18The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel. 20With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."

Proverbs 18:18
The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.

Proverbs 18:20
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
Treasury of Scripture

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

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Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

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Genesis 27:41-45 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father …

Genesis 32:6-11 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother …

Genesis 37:3-5,11,18,27 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was …

2 Samuel 13:22,28 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for …

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2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there …

Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed …

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