Proverbs 18:19
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New International Version
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.


New American Standard Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.


King James Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.


International Standard Version
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and his disputes are like the bars of a fortress.


American Standard Version
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And'such contentions are like the bars of a castle.


Douay-Rheims Bible
A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.


Darby Bible Translation
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.


Young's Literal Translation
A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
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Context
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness

1Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom. 2A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. 3When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 4The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 5It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. 7A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 10The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. 11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility. 13He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him. 14The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 15The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. 16A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. 17He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him. 18The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. 23The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly. 24A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:28
And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why came you down here? and with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you are come down that you might see the battle.


Proverbs 18:18
The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty.


Proverbs 18:20
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.


Treasury of Scripture

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

brother

Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

Genesis 27:41-45 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart...

Genesis 32:6-11 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you...

Genesis 37:3-5,11,18,27 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors...

2 Samuel 13:22,28 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar...

1 Kings 2:23-25 Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also...

1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David?...

2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark...

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Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Strong's Concordance
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
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Proverbs Chapter 18 Verse 19

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