Proverbs 18:19

“A brother offended is harder to be wonne then a strong citie: and their contentions are like the barres of a castle.”

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Other Translations

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

A brother offended {is harder to be won} than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A brother offended `is harder to be won' than a strong city; And `such' contentions are like the bars of a castle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A brother wounded is like a strong town, and violent acts are like a locked tower.
- Basic English Bible

A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.
- Darby Bible

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

A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.
- World English Bible

A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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