Proverbs 17:14
New Living Translation
Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.

American Standard Version
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.

Berean Study Bible
To start a quarrel is to release a flood; so abandon the dispute before it breaks out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: before he suffereth reproach he forsaketh judgment.

English Revised Version
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before there be quarrelling.

King James Bible
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

World English Bible
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Young's Literal Translation
The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.

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