Verse of the Day

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Proverbs 20:3 NIV

It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

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Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

English Standard Version

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

The Message

It's a mark of good character to avert quarrels, but fools love to pick fights.

New King James Version

It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.

New Living Translation

Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on Proverbs 20:3

(Read Proverbs 20:3)

To engage in quarrels is the greatest folly that can be. Yield, and even give up just demands, for peace' sake.

Proverbs 20:3 In-Context

1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

2 A king's wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.

3 It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

5 The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.

This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Monday, September 16

Romans 8:35,38-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Sunday, September 15

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

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Saturday, September 14

Matthew 7:7

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

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Friday, September 13

Isaiah 26:9

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.

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Thursday, September 12

John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

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Wednesday, September 11

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

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Tuesday, September 10

Ephesians 5:3-5

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person -- such a man is an idolater -- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

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