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Proverbs 3:30 | Strive Not Without Cause

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 23: Proverbs 3:30

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Scripture Memory

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Proverbs 3:30

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Proverbs 3:30

S_____ n__ w___ a m__ w______ c____, i_ h_ h___ d___ t___ n_ h___. Proverbs 3:30

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

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Proverbs 3:30

Strive | רִיב

rîḇ

Pronunciation: reeb

Definition:

  • to contend
  • to make complaint
  • to quarrel

Translations:

  • plead 27x
  • strive 13x
  • contend 12x

Without Cause | חִנָּם

ḥinnām

Pronunciation: khin-nawm'

Definition:

  • freely, for nothing
  • for no purpose, in vain

Translations:

  • without cause 15x
  • for nought 6x
  • causeless 2x

Done | גָּמַל

gāmal

Pronunciation: gaw-mal'

Definition:

  • to deal fully with, recompense
  • to deal bountifully with
  • to wean a child

Translations:

  • wean 10x
  • reward 8x
  • deal bountifully 4x

Harm | רַע

raʿ

Pronunciation: rah

Definition:

  • evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity
  • adversity

Translations:

  • evil 442x
  • wickedness 59x
  • wicked 25x
  • harm 3x

Paraphrase

[Quarrel] not with a man [in vain], if he have [dealt fully with] thee no [distress, adversity]. Proverbs 3:30

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 25:8-9

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

2 Timothy 2:24

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Reflections

About God

 

About Self

 

Questions to Ask Myself

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