Proverbs 26:17-22

17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears
    is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

18 Like a maniac shooting
    flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”

20 Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
    so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.

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One response to “Proverbs 26:17-22

  1. The simple truths in life point us to God’s simple truths to living life in His way and for His glory. It is easy to say, “Sure, a fire is going to go out without wood”. And yet we don’t as easily acknowledge the simplicity of avoiding strife and conflict by not gossiping, controlling our tongue, and loving others instead of stirring up strife.

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