"It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel." HCSB
I like the first half of how the Message renders this one:
"It’s a mark of good character to avert quarrels,"
but I like that NASB says "strife" instead of "quarrels."
Oh, and I prefer the second half of Holman's:
"Any fool can get himself into a quarrel."
Is it ok to pick and choose versions, creating my own custom proverb?
Well here it is, Proverbs 20:3 in the LPV, the Legacy Plagiarized Version:
"It's a mark of good character to avert strife, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel."
I don't think this one needs any explanation. It does, however, call us to do some reflection. Do I find my life stained with the mark of a fool, or of good character?
Remember, blessed are the peacemakers.