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Proverbs 17:19

    Proverbs 17:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

    World English Bible

    He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He loveth transgression that loveth strife: he that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.

    Definitions for Proverbs 17:19

    Transgression - Wrong-doing; a violation of a law.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:19

    He that exalteth his gate - In different parts of Palestine they are obliged to have the doors of their courts and houses very low, not more than three feet high, to prevent the Arabs, who scarcely ever leave the backs of their horses, from riding into the courts and houses, and spoiling their goods. He, then, who, through pride and ostentation, made a high gate, exposed himself to destruction; and is said here to seek it, because he must know that this would be a necessary consequence of exalting his gate. But although the above is a fact, yet possibly gate is here taken for the mouth; and the exalting of the gate may mean proud boasting and arrogant speaking, such as has a tendency to kindle and maintain strife. And this interpretation seems to agree better with the scope of the context than the above.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:19

    He that exalteth his gate - i. e., Builds a stately house, indulges in arrogant ostentation.