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Proverbs 26:21

21  As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,

so is ra quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

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Proverbs 26:21 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,

so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire;

So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 A quarrelsome person starts fights

as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.

Proverbs 26:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire,

So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Just as charcoal and wood keep a fire going,

a quarrelsome person keeps an argument going.

Proverbs 26:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire,

So is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 As charcoal fuels burning coals and wood fuels fire,

so a quarrelsome person fuels a dispute.

Proverbs 26:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,

so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 As charcoal is to hot embers and wood to fire,

so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 As charcoal is to hot embers and wood is to fire,

so a man of quarrels is to kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:21 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

21 Coal glows. Wood burns.

And a man who argues stirs up fights.

Proverbs 26:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,

So is a contentious man to kindle strife.