Proverbs 29:8
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New American Standard Bible
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.

King James Bible
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.

World English Bible
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

Young's Literal Translation
Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Scornful men - The men who head political or religious revolutions, who inflame (literally as in the margin) the minds of the people against the powers that be.

Proverbs 29:8 Parallel Commentaries

The Baptismal Covenant Can be Kept Unbroken. Aim and Responsibility of Parents.
We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

For, Concerning False Witness, which is Set Down in the Ten Commands of The...
36. For, concerning false witness, which is set down in the ten commands of the Law, it can indeed in no wise be contended that love of truth may at heart be preserved, and false witness brought forth to him unto whom the witness is borne. For, when it is said to God only, then it is only in the heart that the truth is to be embraced: but when it is said to man, then must we with the mouth also of the body bring forth truth, because man is not an inspector of the heart. But then, touching the witness
St. Augustine—On Lying

Cross References
Proverbs 11:11
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

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

Proverbs 29:9
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

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