Proverbs 18:19
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English Standard Version
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 If one giveth an answer before he heareth,

     It is to him as folly and shame.

The part. stands here differently from what it does at Proverbs 13:18, where it is subj., and at Proverbs 17:14, where it is pred. of a simple sentence; it is also here, along with what appertains to it in accordance with the Semitic idiom, subj. to 13b (one who answers ... is one to whom this...); but, in accordance with our idiom, it becomes a hypothetical antecedent. For "to answer" one also uses השׁיב without addition; but the original full expression is השׁיב דּבר, reddere verbum, referre dictum (cf. ענה דּבר, Jeremiah 44:20, absol. in the cogn., Proverbs 15:28); דבר one may not understand of the word to which, but of the word with which, the reply is made. היא לו comprehends the meaning: it avails to him (ducitur ei), as well as it reaches to him (est ei). In Agricola's Fnfhundert Sprchen this proverb is given thus: Wer antwortet ehe er hret, der zaiget an sein torhait und wirdt ze schanden [he who answers before he hears shows his folly, and it is to him a shame]. But that would require the word to be יבושׁ, pudefiet; (היא לו) כּלמּה means that it becomes to him a ground of merited disgrace. "כּלמּה, properly wounding, i.e., shame (like atteinte son honneur), from כּלם (cogn. הלם), to strike, hit, wound" (Fl.). Sirach (11:8) warns against such rash talking, as well as against the rudeness of interrupting others.

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brother

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

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

Genesis 27:41-45 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart...

Genesis 32:6-11 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you...

Genesis 37:3-5,11,18,27 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors...

2 Samuel 13:22,28 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar...

1 Kings 2:23-25 Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also...

1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David?...

2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark...

than

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled 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 presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle."

Proverbs 18:18
The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

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