Proverbs 20:3

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but euery foole will be medling.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarrelling.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
- Basic English Bible

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.
- Darby Bible

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
- Webster's Bible

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
- World English Bible

An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is an honour for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be snarling.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:3


20:3 Meddling - Is always ready to begin strife, and obstinate in the continuance of it.


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