Proverbs 30:33

“Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Surely the churning of milke bringeth forth butter; and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The shaking of milk makes butter, and the twisting of the nose makes blood come: so the forcing of wrath is a cause of fighting.
- Basic English Bible

For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife.
- Darby Bible

Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- Webster's Bible

For as the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife."
- World English Bible

For the churning of milk bringeth out butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth out blood, And the forcing of anger bringeth out strife!
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the churning of milk bringeth forth curd, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:33


30:33 The forcing - The stirring up of wrath, either in a man's self towards others, by giving way to passion; or in others by reproaches, or any other provocations. Bringeth forth - Is the cause of many quarrels.


Discussion for Proverbs 30

  • Linet
    This proverb verse 33 teaches me that we should not be reminding others of what they did wrong but is good to tell them of what they can do good
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 21-22, Compare Eccl 10:7 (servants on horseback), Even the EARTH is troubled and revolts when people let their sense realm reign over their spirit realm. Solomon calls this EVIL. Paul calls it "sowing to the flesh" and then "of the flesh, reap corruption". It's the law of the boomerang, what we send out comes back, what we sow, we reap. Jesus is the answer. We must walk as he walked.
  • Marie
    Verse 33 reminds me of people who feel entitled to criticize and control others, whether their presentation is with a smile or a scowl.
  • John doh
    I read a proverb a day with the day of the week, it keeps me in GODS word. I love this web site
    to have all of the LORDS words to us at our finger tips. We are a blessed people and should thank GOD every day for a most gloryest gift JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD and HIS grace on us that when we were in sin HE died for our sins, now lets ask HIM to forgive us and turn from our sins and HE will save usAmen
  • Chuck
    thy word is a lamp unto thy feet and a light unto thy path
    praise the lord GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME
  • BSP
    As verse 11 shows we are seeing a generation that does not have respect for their father or mother.

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