Proverbs 26:17

“He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that passeth by, and medleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the eares.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by {and} meddles with strife not belonging to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that passeth by, `and' vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is `like' one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gets mixed up in a fight which is not his business, is like one who takes a dog by the ears while it is going by.
- Basic English Bible

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is [like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- Darby Bible

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- Webster's Bible

Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
- World English Bible

Laying hold on the ears of a dog, [Is] a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife not his own, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:17


26:17 He - Who is going upon the way. With strife - In which he is not concerned, nor any way obliged to meddle. That taketh - Exposes himself to needless hazard.


Discussion for Proverbs 26

  • Steve morrow
    pro 26:16 the sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason acts 17:11these were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were so 2 tim 2:15 study to show thyself approved unto GOD a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth
  • Dennis
    Esther 8 18 Last verse last portion And many people became jews that day because fear of the jews fell upon the people
  • Steve morrow
    PRO 26:16 THE SLUGGARD IS WISER IN HIS OWN CONCEIT THAN SEVEN MEN THAT CAN RENDER A REASON ACTS 17:11 THESE WERE MORE NOBLE THAN THOSE IN THESSALONICA IN THAT THEY RECEIVED THE WORD WITH ALL READINESS OF MIND AND SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY WHETHER THOSE THINGS WERE SO 2 TIM2:15 STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH
  • Irene123
    I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed", Mal. 3:6
  • Irene123
    I know there are not just 'some' who are predestined for salvation; Acts 10:34; 2 Sam. 14:14; @ Chr. 19:7; Rom. 2:11; and several more. It' not His will that any be lost. In the O.T., even tho' the Israelites were His chosen - even a heathen could be of His people if he was circumcised and obeyed the law. God really was no respecter even back then. "I change not; .................."
  • Justme
    Pray for me that sounds like me my habit.

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