He that passeth by , and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
References for Proverbs 26:17
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
References for Proverbs 26:18
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith , Am not I in sport ?
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out : so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth .
References for Proverbs 26:20
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a talebearer are as wounds , and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
References for Proverbs 26:24
When he speaketh fair , believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
References for Proverbs 26:25
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.