Proverbs 15:18
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New American Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

King James Bible
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Darby Bible Translation
A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

World English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Young's Literal Translation
A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.

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God, 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,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To Rechared, King of the Visigoths [82] . Gregory to Rechared, &c. I cannot express in words, most excellent son, how much I am delighted with thy work and thy life. For on hearing of the power of a new miracle in our days, to wit that the whole nation of the Goths has through thy Excellency been brought over from the error of Arian heresy to the firmness of a right faith, one is disposed to exclaim with the prophet, This is the change wrought by the right hand of the Most High (Ps. lxxvi. 11 [83]
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 13:8
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.

Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:19
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 16:14
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 26:21
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

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