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Proverbs 20:3 | Cease from Strife

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Week 26: Proverbs 20:3

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Scripture Memory

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Proverbs 20:3

It ian honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Proverbs 20:3

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Proverbs 20:3

Honour | כָּבוֹד

kāḇôḏ

Pronunciation: kaw-bode'

Definition:

  • glory, honour, abundance
  • dignity
  • reputation
  • reverence

Translations:

  • glory 156x
  • honour 32x
  • glorious 10x

Cease | שֶׁבֶת

šeḇeṯ

Pronunciation: sheh'-beth

Definition:

  • cessation, a sitting still

Translations:

  • loss of time 1x
  • still 1x
  • cease 1x

Strife | רִיב

rîḇ

Pronunciation: reeb

Definition:

  • strife, controversy, dispute
  • quarrel

Translations:

  • cause 24x
  • strife 16x
  • controversy 13x
  • contention 2x

Fool | אֱוִיל

'ĕvîl

Pronunciation: ev-eel'

Definition:

  • foolish
  • of one who despises wisdom
  • of one who is quarrelsome
  • of one who mocks when guilty

Translations:

  • fool(s) 20x
  • foolish (man) 6x

Meddling | גָּלַע

gālaʿ

Pronunciation: gaw-lah'

Definition:

  • to expose, lay bare
  • to disclose one self, break out
  • to break out (in contention)

Translations:

  • meddle 2x
  • intermeddle 1x

Paraphrase

It is an [dignity, glory] for a man to [sit still] from [controversy, quarrel]: but every [person who despises wisdom] will be [breaking out (in contention)]. Proverbs 20:3

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

James 4:1

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

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