Proverbs 17:19
New International Version
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

New Living Translation
Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster.

English Standard Version
Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.

Berean Study Bible
He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his gate high invites destruction.

King James Bible
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

New King James Version
He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

New American Standard Bible
One who loves wrongdoing loves strife; One who makes his doorway high seeks destruction.

NASB 1995
He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

NASB 1977
He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Amplified Bible
He who loves transgression loves strife and is quarrelsome; He who [proudly] raises his gate seeks destruction [because of his arrogant pride].

Christian Standard Bible
One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

American Standard Version
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that loves evil loves fraud and brawling, and he that exalts his gate seeks ruin for his soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A lover of sin rejoices in strifes;

Contemporary English Version
The wicked and the proud love trouble and keep begging to be hurt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.

English Revised Version
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: he that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

Good News Translation
To like sin is to like making trouble. If you brag all the time, you are asking for trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever loves sin loves a quarrel. Whoever builds his city gate high invites destruction.

International Standard Version
The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He loveth transgression that loveth strife; He that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is loving transgression is loving debate, "" Whoever is making his entrance high is seeking destruction.

NET Bible
The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.

New Heart English Bible
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
18A man lacking judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. 19He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his gate high invites destruction. 20The one with a perverse heart finds no good, and he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.…

Cross References
Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.


Treasury of Scripture

He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

loveth

Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 29:9,22
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest…

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

he that

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 24:27
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.









(19) He that exalteth his gate.--Builds himself a sumptuous house.

Verse 19. - He loveth transgression that loveth strife, because strife leads to many breaches of the commandments (comp. Proverbs 29:22; James 1:20). Septuagint, "He who loveth sin rejoices in battles." And he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. He who builds a sumptuous house and lives in the way that his magnificent surroundings demand draws ruin on himself, either because he affects a state which he is unable to support, or acts so as to provoke reprisals and injurious consequences. The entrance to a Palestinian house would usually be of humble dimensions and sparse ornamentation; any doorway of great architectural pretensions would be uncommon, and would be regarded as a token of extraordinary wealth or reprehensible pride. Aben Ezra, taking "gate" as a metaphor for "mouth," explains the hemistich of the danger of random or excessive speech. This makes a good parallel with the first clause; but it is doubtful whether the words will bear this interpretation (see Hitzig); and the two clauses may present two forms of selfishness, captiousness and ostentation, both of which lead to quarrels and ruin (comp. Proverbs 16:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He who loves
אֹ֣הֵֽב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

transgression
פֶּ֭שַׁע (pe·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6588: Transgression

loves
אֹהֵ֣ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

strife;
מַצָּ֑ה (maṣ·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4683: Strife, contention

he who builds his gate
פִּ֝תְח֗וֹ (piṯ·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

high
מַגְבִּ֥יהַּ (maḡ·bî·ah)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

invites
מְבַקֶּשׁ־ (mə·ḇaq·qeš-)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

destruction.
שָֽׁבֶר׃ (šā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7667: A breaking, fracture, crushing, breach, crash


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