Proverbs 3:30
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not accuse anyone for no reason-- when they have done you no harm.

New Living Translation
Don't pick a fight without reason, when no one has done you harm.

English Standard Version
Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

New American Standard Bible
Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

King James Bible
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't accuse anyone without cause, when he has done you no harm.

International Standard Version
Do not bring a lawsuit against a person for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

NET Bible
Do not accuse anyone without legitimate cause, if he has not treated you wrongly.

New Heart English Bible
Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not judge with a man by deceit,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not quarrel with a person for no reason if he has not harmed you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.

New American Standard 1977
Do not contend with a man without cause,
            If he has done you no harm.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not sue a man without cause, if he has done thee no harm.

King James 2000 Bible
Strive not with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

American King James Version
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done you no harm.

American Standard Version
Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil.

Darby Bible Translation
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

English Revised Version
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Webster's Bible Translation
Strive not with a man without cause, if he hath done thee no harm.

World English Bible
Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Young's Literal Translation
Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:27-35 Our business is to observe the precepts of Christ, and to copy his example; to do justice, to love mercy, and to beware of covetousness; to be ready for every good work, avoiding needless strife, and bearing evils, if possible, rather than seeking redress by law. It will be found there is little got by striving. Let us not envy prosperous oppressors; far be it from the disciples of Christ to choose any of their ways. These truths may be despised by the covetous and luxurious, but everlasting contempt will be the portion of such scorners, while Divine favour is shown to the humble believer.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
29Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you. 30Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. 31Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.…
Cross References
Romans 12:18
If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Proverbs 26:17
Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
Treasury of Scripture

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done you no harm.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore …

Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

Proverbs 25:8,9 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the …

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

Matthew 5:39-41 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite …

Romans 12:18-21 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men…

1 Corinthians 6:6-8 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers…

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all …

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