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Proverbs 17:19

Context
NET ©

The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; 1  whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction. 2 

NIV ©

He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.

NASB ©

He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

NLT ©

Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully invites disaster.

MSG ©

The person who courts sin, marries trouble; build a wall, invite a burglar.

BBE ©

The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.

NRSV ©

One who loves transgression loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites broken bones.

NKJV ©

He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.


KJV
He loveth
<0157> (8802)
transgression
<06588>
that loveth
<0157> (8802)
strife
<04683>_:
[and] he that exalteth
<01361> (8688)
his gate
<06607>
seeketh
<01245> (8764)
destruction
<07667>_.
NASB ©
He who loves
<0157>
transgression
<06588>
loves
<0157>
strife
<04683>
; He who raises
<01361>
his door
<06607>
seeks
<01245>
destruction
<07667>
.
HEBREW
rbs
<07667>
sqbm
<01245>
wxtp
<06607>
hybgm
<01361>
hum
<04683>
bha
<0157>
esp
<06588>
bha (17:19)
<0157>
LXXM
filamarthmwn {A-NSM} cairei
<5463
V-PAI-3S
macaiv
<3163
N-DPF
NET © [draft] ITL
The one who loves
<0157>
a quarrel
<04683>
loves
<0157>
transgression
<06588>
; whoever builds
<01361>
his gate
<06607>
high seeks
<01245>
destruction
<07667>
.
NET ©

The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; 1  whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction. 2 

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the one who loves transgression the one who loves a quarrel.” There is some ambiguity in the first line. The meaning would not differ greatly if either were taken as the subject; but the parallelism suggests that the proverb is about a quarrelsome and arrogant person who loves sin and invites destruction.

tn Some have taken this second line literally and interpreted it to mean he has built a pretentious house. Probably it is meant to be figurative: The gate is the mouth (the figure would be hypocatastasis) and so to make it high is to say lofty things – he brags too much (e.g., 1 Sam 2:3; Prov 18:12; 29:23); cf. NCV, TEV, NLT. C. H. Toy (Proverbs [ICC], 348) wishes to emend פִּתְחוֹ (pitkho, “his gate”) to פִּיו (piv, “his mouth”), but that is unnecessary since the idea can be obtained by interpretation.



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