Proverbs 26:20-22 CSB

20 Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.
21 As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.a

References for Proverbs 26:21

    • k 26:21 - Pr 15:18; 16:28; 22:10
      22 A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.b c

      References for Proverbs 26:22

        • l 26:22 - Lit to the chambers of the belly
        • m 26:22 - Pr 18:8