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Proverbs 26:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [As] coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Like] charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [As] coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Black coal to burning blocks, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man, for kindling strife.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so an angry man stirreth up strife.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [As] coales [are] to burning coales, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A hearth for coals, and wood for fire; and railing man for the tumult of strife.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[As] coals 6352
{6352} Prime
פֶּחָם
pecham
{peh-khawm'}
Perhaps from an unused root probably meaning to be black; a coal, whether charred or live.
[are] to burning coals, 1513
{1513} Prime
גֶּחֶל
gechel
{geh'-khel}
From an unused root meaning to glow or kindle; an ember.
and wood 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
to fire; 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
so [is] a contentious 4079
{4079} Prime
מִדְיָן
midyan
{mid-yawn'}
A variation for H4066.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y4066
[4066] Standard
מָדוֹן
madown
{maw-dohn'}
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
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.).
to kindle 2787
{2787} Prime
חָרַר
charar
{khaw-rar'}
A primitive root; to glow, that is, literally (to melt, burn, dry up) or figuratively (to show or incite passion).
z8771
<8771> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 7
strife. 7379
{7379} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
From H7378; a contest (personal or legal).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 26:20-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 26:20-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Proverbs 30:33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
1 Kings 12:2-3 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard [of it], (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) ... That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
1 Kings 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
Psalms 120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
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