|It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, |
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
|It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. |
|Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, |
But any fool will quarrel.
|Proverbs 20:3 |
CommentaryOne 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.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,
but a patient man calms a quarrel.
-Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)