Proverbs 17:14
Text Analysis
6362 [e]פּ֣וֹטֵֽר
[is like] releasingV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
4325 [e]מַ֭יִם
7225 [e]רֵאשִׁ֣ית
the beginningN-fsc
4066 [e]מָד֑וֹן
of strifeN-ms
6440 [e]וְלִפְנֵ֥י
therefore beforeConj-w, Prep-l | N-cpc
1566 [e]הִ֝תְגַּלַּ֗ע
a quarrel startsV-Hitpael-Perf-3ms
7379 [e]הָרִ֥יב
ContentionArt | N-ms
5203 [e]נְטֽוֹשׁ׃

Hebrew Texts
משלי 17:14 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
פֹּ֣וטֵֽר מַ֭יִם רֵאשִׁ֣ית מָדֹ֑ון וְלִפְנֵ֥י הִ֝תְגַּלַּ֗ע הָרִ֥יב נְטֹֽושׁ׃

משלי 17:14 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
פוטר מים ראשית מדון ולפני התגלע הריב נטוש׃

משלי 17:14 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
פוטר מים ראשית מדון ולפני התגלע הריב נטוש׃

משלי 17:14 Hebrew Bible
פוטר מים ראשית מדון ולפני התגלע הריב נטוש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.
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