Proverbs 25:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?

New Living Translation
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?

English Standard Version
do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?

New American Standard Bible
Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterward if your opponent humiliates you?

International Standard Version
don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

NET Bible
Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not go out for anything hastily, lest when you bring a lawsuit, your friend will revile you at the end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be in a hurry to go to court. What will you do in the end if your neighbor disgraces you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Do not go out hastily to argue your case;
            Otherwise, what will you do in the end,
            When your neighbor puts you to shame?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame.

King James 2000 Bible
Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

American King James Version
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

American Standard Version
Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest after- ward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor 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?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
7For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen. 8Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you? 9Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,…
Cross References
Matthew 5:25
Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
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