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Proverbs 26:17

    Proverbs 26:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh 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 vexeth himself 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.

    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.

    Wesley's Notes 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.