Compare Translations for Proverbs 18:19

Proverbs 18:19 ASV
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city; And [such] contentions are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 BBE
A brother wounded is like a strong town, and violent acts are like a locked tower.
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Proverbs 18:19 CEB
An offended ally is more formidable than a city; such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 CJB
It is harder to win an offended brother than a strong city; their fights are like the bars of a fortress.
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Proverbs 18:19 RHE
A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.
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Proverbs 18:19 ESV
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 GW
An offended brother is more [resistant] than a strong city, and disputes are like the locked gate of a castle tower.
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Proverbs 18:19 GNT
Help your relatives and they will protect you like a strong city wall, but if you quarrel with them, they will close their doors to you.
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Proverbs 18:19 HNV
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; And disputes are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 CSB
An offended brother is [harder to reach] than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
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Proverbs 18:19 KJV
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 LEB
A brother who is offended [is worse] than a city of strength, and quarrels [are] like the bars of a fortification.
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Proverbs 18:19 NAS
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
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Proverbs 18:19 NCV
A brother who has been insulted is harder to win back than a walled city, and arguments separate people like the barred gates of a palace.
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Proverbs 18:19 NIRV
A broken friendship is harder to deal with than a city that has high walls around it. And arguing is like the locked gates of a mighty city.
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Proverbs 18:19 NIV
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
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Proverbs 18:19 NKJV
A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 NLT
It's harder to make amends with an offended friend than to capture a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with iron bars.
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Proverbs 18:19 NRS
An ally offended is stronger than a city; such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 RSV
A brother helped is like a strong city, but quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 DBY
A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.
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Proverbs 18:19 MSG
Do a favor and win a friend forever; nothing can untie that bond.
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Proverbs 18:19 WBT
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 TMB
An offended brother is harder to be won back than a stronghold city, and his contentions are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 TNIV
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
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Proverbs 18:19 WEB
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; And disputes are like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs 18:19 WYC
A brother that is helped of a brother, is as a steadfast city; and [the] dooms be as the bars of cities. (A brother helped by a brother, is like protection from the wall of a steadfast city; but arguments be like the bars of a city, preventing entry.)
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Proverbs 18:19 YLT
A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
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Proverbs 18 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 18

Verse 1 If we would get knowledge and grace, we must try all methods of improving ourselves. Verse 2 . Those make nothing to purpose, of learning or religion, whose only design is to have something to make a show with. Verse 3 . As soon as sin entered, shame followed. Verse 4 . The well-spring of wisdom in the heart of a believer, continually supplies words of wisdom. Verse 5 . The merits of a cause ( proverbs 18:6-7 ) do to themselves by their ungoverned tongues! Verse 8 . How base are those that sow contention! and what fatal effects may be expected from small beginnings of jealousy! Verse 9 . Omissions of duty, and in duty, are fatal to the soul, as well as commissions ( proverbs 18:10-11 ) Lord Jesus Christ, forms a strong tower for the believer, who relies on the Lord. How deceitful the defence of the rich man, who has his portion and treasure in this world! It is a strong city and a high wall only in his own conceit; for it will fail when most in need. They will be exposed to the just wrath of that Judge whom they despised as a Saviour. Verse 12 . After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility. Verse 13 . Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame. Verse 14 . Firmness of mind supports under many pains and trials. But when the conscience is tortured with remorse, no human fortitude can bear the misery; what then will hell be? Verse 15 . We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts. Verse 16 . Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls. Verse 17 . It is well to listen to our enemies, that we may form a better judgment of ourselves. Verse 18 . It was customary sometimes to refer matters to God, by casting lots, with solemn prayer. The profaning the lot, by using it in matters of diversion, or coveting what belongs to others, forms an objection to this now. Verse 19 . Great care must be taken to prevent quarrels among relations and those under obligations to each other. Wisdom and grace make it easy to forgive; but corruption makes it difficult. Verse 20 . The belly is here put for the heart, as elsewhere; and what that is filled with, our satisfaction will be accordingly, and our inward peace. Verse 21 . Many a one has caused his own death, or the death of others, by a false or injurious tongue. Verse 22 . A good wife is a great blessing to a man, and it is a token of Divine favour. Verse 23 . Poverty tells men they must not order or demand. And at the throne of God's grace we are all poor, and must use entreaties. Verse 24 . Christ Jesus never will forsake those who trust in and love him. May we be such friends to others, for our Master's sake. Having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto the end; and we are his friends if we do whatever he commands us, ( John 15:14 ) .

Proverbs 18 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 18

Proverbs 18:1-24 .

1. Through desire . . . seeketh--that is, seeks selfish gratification.
intermeddleth . . . wisdom--or, "rushes on" ( Proverbs 17:14 ) against all wisdom, or what is valuable ( Proverbs 2:7 ).

2. that his heart . . . itself--that is, takes pleasure in revealing his folly ( Proverbs 12:23 , 15:2 ).

3. So surely are sin and punishment connected ( Proverbs 16:4 ).
wicked, for "wickedness," answers to
ignominy, or the state of such; and
contempt, the feeling of others to them; and to
reproach, a manifestation of contempt.

4. Wise speech is like an exhaustless stream of benefit.

5. accept the person--(Compare Psalms 82:2 ). "It is not good" is to be supplied before "to overthrow."

6, 7. The quarrelsome bring trouble on themselves. Their rash language ensnares them ( Proverbs 6:2 ).

8. (Compare Proverbs 16:28 ).
as wounds--not sustained by the Hebrew; better, as "sweet morsels," which men gladly swallow.
innermost . . . belly--the mind, or heart (compare Proverbs 20:27-30 , Psalms 22:14 ).

9. One by failing to get, the other by wasting wealth, grows poor.
waster--literally, "master of washing," a prodigal.

10. name of the Lord--manifested perfections ( Psalms 8:1 , 20:2 ), as faithfulness, power, mercy, &c., on which men rely.
is safe--literally, "set on high, out of danger" ( Psalms 18:2 , 91:4 ).

11. contrasts with Proverbs 18:10 (compare Proverbs 10:15 ). Such is a vain trust (compare Psalms 73:6 ).

12. (Compare Proverbs 15:33 , 16:18 ).

13. Hasty speech evinces self-conceit, and ensures shame ( Proverbs 26:12 ).

14. infirmity--bodily sickness, or outward evil. The spirit, which sustains, being wounded, no support is left, except, as implied, in God.

15. (Compare Proverbs 1:5 Proverbs 1:15 Proverbs 1:31 ).

16. (Compare Proverbs 17:8 Proverbs 17:23 ). Disapproval of the fact stated is implied.

17. One-sided statements are not reliable.
searcheth--thoroughly ( Proverbs 17:9 Proverbs 17:19 ).

18. The lot--whose disposal is of God ( Proverbs 16:13 ), may, properly used, be a right mode of settling disputes.

19. No feuds so difficult of adjustment as those of relatives; hence great care should be used to avoid them.

20. (Compare Proverbs 12:14 , 13:2 ). Men's words are the fruit, or, increase of his lips, and when good, benefit them.
satisfied with--(Compare Proverbs 1:31 , 14:14 ).

21. Death and life--or, the greatest evil and good.
that love it--that is, the tongue, or its use for good or evil.
eat . . . fruit--(Compare Proverbs 18:19 , 1:19 ).

22. The old versions supply "good" before the "wife," as the last clause and Proverbs 19:14 imply (compare Proverbs 31:10 ).

23. the rich . . . roughly--He is tolerated because rich, implying that the estimate of men by wealth is wrong.

24. A man . . . friendly--better, "A man . . . (is) to, or, may triumph ( Psalms 108:9 ), or, shout for joy ( Psalms 5:11 ), that is, may congratulate himself." Indeed, there is a Friend who is better than a brother; such is the "Friend of sinners" [ Matthew 11:19 , Luke 7:34 ], who may have been before the writer's mind.