King James Version
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Darby Bible Translation
Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.
World English Bible
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
Young's Literal Translation
Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,
Proverbs 26:20 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
Where no...: Heb. Without wood
talebearer: or, whisperer
ceaseth: Heb. is silent
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.Proverbs 26:20 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryWe 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, …
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Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
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