Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so abandon the quarrel before a dispute breaks out and tempers explode [#StartingAQuarrel #BreachingADam #AbandonTheQuarrel #BeforeADispute #DisputeBreaksOut #TempersExplode]

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so abandon the quarrel before a dispute breaks out and tempers explode [#StartingAQuarrel #BreachingADam #AbandonTheQuarrel #BeforeADispute #DisputeBreaksOut #TempersExplode]

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.


We should abandon the quarrel and drop the matter before a dispute breaks out and tempers explode.

The ancient rabbis derived from this statement the principle of seeking a settlement before a case comes to court.

Matthew 5:25-26

25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.

Luke 12:57-59

57 “Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right? 58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. 59 I tell you, you shall not depart from there till you have paid the very last mite.”

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