] an honour
; properly weight
; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor
for a man
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
; a contest
(personal or legal).
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse
); (figuratively) silly
will be meddling.
A primitive root; to be obstinate
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 533
_ _ to cease from strife or, better, “to dwell from or without strife,” denoting the habit of life.
_ _ fool ... meddling (Proverbs 17:14).
_ _ This is designed to rectify men's mistakes concerning strife. 1. Men think it is their wisdom to engage in quarrels; whereas it is the greatest folly that can be. He thinks himself a wise man that is quick in resenting affronts, that stands upon every nicety of honour and right, and will not abate an ace of either, that prescribes, and imposes, and gives law, to every body; but he that thus meddles is a fool, and creates a great deal of needless vexation to himself. 2. Men think, when they are engaged in quarrels, that it would be a shame to them to go back and let fall the weapon; whereas really it is an honour for a man to cease from strife, an honour to withdraw an action, to drop a controversy, to forgive an injury, and to be friends with those that we have fallen out with. It is the honour of a man, a wise man, a man of spirit, to show the command he has of himself by ceasing from strife, yielding, and stooping, and receding from his just demands, for peace-sake, as Abraham, the better man, Genesis 13:8.
Meddling Is always ready to begin strife, and obstinate in the continuance of it.
Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 16:32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
Proverbs 25:8-10 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. ... Lest he that heareth [it] put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. ... Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Proverbs 14:17 [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Proverbs 21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
2 Kings 14:9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that [was] in Lebanon sent to the cedar that [was] in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that [was] in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 4:1 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members?
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