14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
so gquit before the quarrel breaks out.
3 It is an honor for a man to dkeep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.
8 wdo not hastily bring into court,
for what will you do in the end,
when your neighbor puts you to shame?
12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.