20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no (A)whisperer, (B)quarreling ceases.21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is (C)a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
20 For lack of wood the fire goes out,And where there is no whisperer [who gossips], contention quiets down.21 Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,So is a contentious man to kindle strife.(A)
20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.(A)21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.(B)
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