Proverbs 26:21

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 26:21

As coales are to burning coales, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`As' coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like breath on coals and wood on fire, so a man given to argument gets a fight started.
- Basic English Bible

[As] coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.
- Darby Bible

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- Webster's Bible

As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
- World English Bible

Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 26:21

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:21


26:23 Burning - With malice or hatred: A slanderous or evil tongue. Dross - Such a tongue and heart are of no real worth, although sometimes they make a shew of it, as dross does of silver.


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