Proverbs 26 :17

Proverbs 26 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

American King James Version (AKJV)

He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

American Standard Version (ASV)

He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

He who gets mixed up in a fight which is not his business, is like one who takes a dog by the ears while it is going by.

Webster's Revision

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

World English Bible

Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Definitions for Proverbs 26 :17

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :17

He that passeth by - This proverb stands true ninety-nine times out of a hundred, where people meddle with domestic broils, or differences between men and their wives.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :17

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :17

26:17 He - Who is going upon the way. With strife - In which he is not concerned, nor any way obliged to meddle. That taketh - Exposes himself to needless hazard.
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