|The Darby Translation (DBY)
||New International Version (NIV)
14 The beginning of contention is [as] when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
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