King James Version
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Darby Bible Translation
He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
World English Bible
Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Young's Literal Translation
Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
Proverbs 26:17 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
meddleth: or, is enraged
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.Proverbs 26:17 Parallel Commentaries
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