Proverbs 17:14
6362 [e]   14
pō·w·ṭêr   14
פּ֣וֹטֵֽר   14
[is like] releasing   14
V‑Qal‑Prtcpl‑ms   14
  
 

 
 
 4325 [e]
ma·yim
מַ֭יִם
water
N‑mp
7225 [e]
rê·šîṯ
רֵאשִׁ֣ית
the beginning
N‑fsc
4066 [e]
mā·ḏō·wn;
מָד֑וֹן
of strife
N‑ms
6440 [e]
wə·lip̄·nê
וְלִפְנֵ֥י
therefore before
Conj‑w, Prep‑l | N‑cpc
  
 
.
 
 
 1566 [e]
hiṯ·gal·la‘,
הִ֝תְגַּלַּ֗ע
a quarrel starts
V‑Hitpael‑Perf‑3ms
  
 

 
 
 7379 [e]
hā·rîḇ
הָרִ֥יב
Contention
Art | N‑ms
  
 
.
 
 
 5203 [e]
nə·ṭō·wōš.
נְטֽוֹשׁ׃
stop
V‑Qal‑Imp‑ms








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.

New American Standard Bible
The beginning of strife is [like] letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

King James Bible
The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
Starting a quarrel is like spilling water— so drop the dispute before it escalates.

American Standard Version
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.

Young's Literal Translation
The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
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