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Proverbs 26:21

    Proverbs 26:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like breath on coals and wood on fire, so a man given to argument gets a fight started.

    Webster's Revision

    As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.

    World English Bible

    As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

    Definitions for Proverbs 26:21

    Contentious - Loving quarrel; fond of strife.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:21

    Coals - Charcoal.