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a person who gossips a lot

As charcoal is to burning coals and wood is to fire

What charcoal does to coals and what wood does to fire can be stated clearly. AT: “As charcoal helps coals burn and as wood helps fire burn” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-explicit)

kindling strife

To kindle something means to set it on fire. Setting strife on fire is a metaphor for causing people to fight or argue. AT: “causing people to fight” or “causing people to argue” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/fire
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/gossip
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/strife