Ecclesiastes 10:4
Good News Translation
If your ruler becomes angry with you, do not hand in your resignation; serious wrongs may be pardoned if you keep calm.

Contemporary English Version
Don't give up your job when your boss gets angry. If you stay calm, you'll be forgiven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the spirit of him that hath power, ascend upon thee, leave not thy place: because care will make the greatest sins to cease.

New American Bible
Should the anger of a ruler burst upon you, do not yield your place; for calmness abates great offenses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If the spirit of him that hath power, ascend upon thee, leave not thy place: because care will make the greatest sins to cease.

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Ecclesiastes 8:3 Be not hasty to depart from his face, and do not continue in an evil work: for he will do all that pleaseth him:

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1 Samuel 25:24 And she fell at his feet, and said: Upon me let this iniquity be, my lord: let thy handmaid speak, I beseech thee, in thy ears, and hear the words of thy servant.

Proverbs 25:15 By patience a prince shall be appeased, and a soft tongue shall break hardness.

Context
Wisdom and Folly
3Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools. 4If the spirit of him that hath power, ascend upon thee, leave not thy place: because care will make the greatest sins to cease.5There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince:…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:24
And she fell at his feet, and said: Upon me let this iniquity be, my lord: let thy handmaid speak, I beseech thee, in thy ears, and hear the words of thy servant.

Proverbs 15:18
A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

Proverbs 25:15
By patience a prince shall be appeased, and a soft tongue shall break hardness.

Ecclesiastes 8:3
Be not hasty to depart from his face, and do not continue in an evil work: for he will do all that pleaseth him:

Ecclesiastes 10:5
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince:

Additional Translations
If the ruler’s temper flares against you, do not abandon your post, for calmness lays great offenses to rest.If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for soothing will put an end to great offences.

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for quietness pacifieth great offences.

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding allayeth great offences.

If the spirit of the ruler riseth against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offenses.

If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don't leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.

If the spirit of the ruler go up against thee, Thy place leave not, For yielding quieteth great sinners.
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