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Proverbs 20:3 - It is to a man's honor to avoid strife

NIV It is to a man's honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
KJV It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
NASBKeeping away from strife is an honor for a man,
But any fool will quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3


One who is a peacemaker is under the blessing of God (Matt. 5:9). A needlessly contentious person is but a fool. The man of peace has glory; the fool, only shame.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Pr 20:3). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

Related Verse

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,
but a patient man calms a quarrel.

-Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)

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