|Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
||New International Version (NIV)
14 The beginning of contention [is] a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
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||Scripture quoted by permission. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide. (New International Version Bible Online)