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Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to dkeep aloof from strife,

but every fool will be quarreling.

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Proverbs 20:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,

but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife:

But every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 20:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor;

only fools insist on quarreling.

Proverbs 20:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

It is honorable for a man to stop striving,

Since any fool can start a quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Foolish people are always fighting,

but avoiding quarrels will bring you honor.

Proverbs 20:3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife;

But every fool will be quarrelling.

Proverbs 20:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.

Proverbs 20:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Avoiding a quarrel is honorable. 

After all, any stubborn fool can start a fight. 

Proverbs 20:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,

but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

It is honorable to refrain from strife,

but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

It is honorable for the man to refrain from strife,

but every fool will be quick to quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Avoiding a fight brings honor to a man.

But every foolish person is quick to argue.

Proverbs 20:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man,

But any fool will quarrel.


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