New International Version
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.
King James Bible
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Darby Bible Translation
The fury of a king is [as] messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.
World English Bible
The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.
Young's Literal Translation
The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
Proverbs 16:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is an abomination to kings, etc. - In all these verses the wise man refers to monarchical government rightly administered. And the proverbs on this subject are all plain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.
When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
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