Proverbs 18:19
Strong's Lexicon
An offended
נִפְשָׁ֥ע (nip̄·šā‘)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6586: 1) to rebel, transgress, revolt 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to rebel, revolt 1a2) to transgress 1b) (Niphal) to be rebelled against

brother [is harder to win]
אָ֗ח (’āḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: 1) brother 1a) brother of same parents 1b) half-brother (same father) 1c) relative, kinship, same tribe 1d) each to the other (reciprocal relationship) 1e) (fig.) of resemblance

than a fortified
עֹ֑ז (‘ōz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: 1) might, strength 1a) material or physical 1b) personal or social or political

city,
מִקִּרְיַת־ (miq·qir·yaṯ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7151: 1) city, town 1a) in general 1b) in specific 1c) collective 1d) indefinite

and disputes
(וּ֝מִדְיָנִ֗ים) (ū·miḏ·yā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4066: 1) strife, contention 1a) strife, contention 1b) object of contention

are like the bars
כִּבְרִ֥יחַ (kiḇ·rî·aḥ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1280: 1) bar 1a) of wood 1b) of city gates 2) of tribulation, a fortress, of the earth as a prison (fig.)

of a castle.
אַרְמֽוֹן׃ (’ar·mō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 759: 1) citadel, palace, fortress

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

New American Standard Bible
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

King James Bible
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

New Living Translation
An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.

English Standard Version
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

New American Standard Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

King James Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

International Standard Version
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and his disputes are like the bars of a fortress.

NET Bible
A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.

American Standard Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And'such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

English Revised Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Young's Literal Translation
A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.






Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

Proverbs 18:18
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

Proverbs 18:20
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 18:17
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:22
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
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