When you run out of wood, the fire goes out; when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down.
A quarrelsome person in a dispute is like kerosene thrown on a fire.
Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you want junk like that in your belly?
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)