New Living Translation
Interfering in someone else's argument is as foolish as yanking a dog's ears.
King James Bible
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Darby Bible Translation
He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
World English Bible
Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Young's Literal Translation
Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
Proverbs 26:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:17 He - Who is going upon the way. With strife - In which he is not concerned, nor any way obliged to meddle. That taketh - Exposes himself to needless hazard.
Don't pick a fight without reason, when no one has done you harm.
Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon
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