New Living Translation
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
King James Bible
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Darby Bible Translation
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.
World English Bible
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
Young's Literal Translation
An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
Proverbs 20:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:3 Meddling - Is always ready to begin strife, and obstinate in the continuance of it.
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In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
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So disputes broke out between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot. (At that time Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land.)
Finally Abram said to Lot, "Let's not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives!
Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.
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