Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 26:21

Context
NETBible

Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person 1  to kindle strife. 2 

XREF

2Sa 20:1; 1Ki 12:2,3,20; Ps 120:4; Pr 10:12; Pr 15:18; Pr 29:22; Pr 30:33

NET © Notes

sn Heb “a man of contentions”; NCV, NRSV, NLT “a quarrelsome person.” The expression focuses on the person who is contentious by nature. His quarreling is like piling fuel on a fire that would otherwise go out. This kind of person not only starts strife, but keeps it going.

tn The Pilpel infinitive construct לְחַרְחַר (lÿkharkhar) from חָרַר (kharar, “to be hot; to be scorched; to burn”) means “to kindle; to cause to flare up.”



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