King James Version
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Darby Bible Translation
A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.
World English Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Young's Literal Translation
A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.Proverbs 15:1 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
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And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.
1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
1 Kings 12:7
And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.
2 Chronicles 10:7
And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
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