The Keyword

"stop contention before a quarrel starts"

Proverbs 17:14
"14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts."   (Whole Chapter of NKJ Version)

"14 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out."   (Whole Chapter of Amp Version)