Proverbs 26:21
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English Standard Version
As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

King James Bible
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

American Standard Version
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so an angry man stirreth up strife.

English Revised Version
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Webster's Bible Translation
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 The slothful has thrust his hand into the dish,

     It is hard for him to bring it back to his mouth again.

A variation of Proverbs 19:24; the fut. ישׁיבנּה there, is here explained by נלאה להשׁיבהּ.

Proverbs 26:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

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

Ezekiel 22:9 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat on the mountains: in the middle of you they commit lewdness.

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Cross References
Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 29:22
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

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