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Proverbs 26:20


Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, 1  contention ceases. 2 


Pr 16:28; Pr 22:10; Pr 26:22; Jas 3:6

NET © Notes

sn Gossip (that is, the one who goes around whispering and slandering) fuels contention just as wood fuels a fire. The point of the proverb is to prevent contention – if one takes away the cause, contention will cease (e.g., 18:8).

tn Heb “becomes silent.”

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