Proverbs 17:14

14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so 1quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 17:14 In-Context

12 Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly.
13 If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.
14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
16 Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 20:3; Proverbs 25:8
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