Proverbs 26:20-21

More Proverbs of Solomon

20 For lack of wood the fire goes out,
and where there is no p whisperer, q quarreling ceases.
21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
so is r a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

  1. Cross References
    Proverbs 16:28
    A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 22:10
    Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 15:18
    A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
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