20 For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no (A)whisperer, (B)contention quiets down.
21 Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a (C)contentious man to kindle strife.
22 The (D)words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the [a]innermost parts of the body.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 26:22 Lit chambers of the belly

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