New International Version
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
King James Bible
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
Darby Bible Translation
He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.
World English Bible
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.
Proverbs 17:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that exalteth his gate - In different parts of Palestine they are obliged to have the doors of their courts and houses very low, not more than three feet high, to prevent the Arabs, who scarcely ever leave the backs of their horses, from riding into the courts and houses, and spoiling their goods. He, then, who, through pride and ostentation, made a high gate, exposed himself to destruction; and is said here to seek it, because he must know that this would be a necessary consequence of exalting his gate. But although the above is a fact, yet possibly gate is here taken for the mouth; and the exalting of the gate may mean proud boasting and arrogant speaking, such as has a tendency to kindle and maintain strife. And this interpretation seems to agree better with the scope of the context than the above.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
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An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
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