Proverbs 26:17
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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
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King James Translators' Notes

meddleth: or, is enraged

Geneva Study Bible

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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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Proverbs 26:16
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