Proverbs 16:14
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English Standard Version
A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.

King James Bible
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

American Standard Version
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death : and the wise man will pacify it.

English Revised Version
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Five proverbs of the king, together with three of righteousness in action and conduct:

8 Better is a little with righteousness,

   Than rich revenues with unrighteousness.

The cogn. proverb PRomans 15:16 commences similarly. Of רב תּבוּאות, multitude or greatness of income, vid., Proverbs 14:4 : "unrighteous wealth profits not." The possessor of it is not truly happy, for sin cleaves to it, which troubles the heart (conscience), and because the enjoyment which it affords is troubled by the curses of those who are injured, and by the sighs of the oppressed. Above all other gains rises ἡ εὐσέβεια μετ ̓ αὐταρκείας (1 Timothy 6:6).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wrath

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Daniel 3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

Luke 12:4,5 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do...

messengers

Proverbs 17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

2 Kings 6:31-33 Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day...

Mark 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

but

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and...

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.

Cross References
Genesis 40:2
And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 16:15
In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

Proverbs 19:12
A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 29:8
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

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