Proverbs 26:21
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
[Like] charcoalפֶּחָ֣ם
6352: coalfrom an unused word
to hot embersלְ֭גֶחָלִים
1513: coalfrom an unused word
and woodוְעֵצִ֣ים
6086: tree, trees, woodfrom an unused word
to fire,לְאֵ֑שׁ
784: a firea prim. root
So is a contentious(מִ֝דְיָנִ֗ים
4066: strife, contentionfrom din
376: manfrom an unused word
to kindleלְחַרְחַר־
2787: to be hot or scorched, to burna prim. root
7379: strife, disputefrom rib

KJV Lexicon
As coals
pecham  (peh-khawm')
a coal, whether charred or live -- coals.
are to burning coals
gechel  (geh'-khel)
from an unused root meaning to glow or kindle; an ember -- (burning) coal.
and wood
`ets  (ates)
a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) -- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
to fire
'esh  (aysh)
fire -- burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.
so is a contentious
midyan  (mid-yawn')
brawling, contention(-ous).
madown  (maw-dohn')
a contest or quarrel -- brawling, contention(-ous), discord, strife.
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
to kindle
charar  (khaw-rar')
to glow, i.e. literally (to melt, burn, dry up) or figuratively (to show or incite passion -- be angry, burn, dry, kindle.
riyb  (reeb)
a contest (personal or legal) -- adversary, cause, chiding, contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading, strife, strive(-ing), suit.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

International Standard Version
Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife.

NET Bible
Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person to kindle strife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A gridiron for coals and wood for fire, and a malicious man provokes dispute.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[As] charcoal fuels burning coals and wood fuels fire, so a quarrelsome person fuels a dispute.

King James 2000 Bible
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
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