Proverbs 17:14 DBY

14 The beginning of contention is [as] when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.

Study tools for Proverbs 17:14

  • a 17:1 - Lit. 'sacrifices,' Zevach: see Note, Deut. 12.21.
  • b 17:4 - Lit. 'falsehood.'
  • c 17:7 - Lit. 'lip.'
  • d 17:7 - Or 'a fool,' Nabal: see ch 1.7. As Ps. 14.1, and ch. 30.22.
  • e 17:8 - Lit. 'stone of favour.'
  • f 17:9 - Or 'repeateth a matter.'
  • g 17:10 - Kesil: so vers. 12,16,21,24. (In ver. 28 it is Eveel: as ch. 1.7.) Also chs. 18.2,6,7; 19.1,10.
  • h 17:11 - Or 'A rebel seeketh only evil.'
  • i 17:15 - The words are in the singular and characteristic; and so in ch. 18.5.
  • j 17:18 - Strictly, 'void of heart,' as ch. 15.21: see ch. 6.32, &c.
  • k 17:18 - Or 'friend,' as ver. 17 and ch. 6.1, &c.
  • l 17:21 - Nabal: see Note l, ver. 7.
  • m 17:24 - Or 'on the face of:' see Eccles. 8.1.
  • n 17:27 - Or 'excellent.'