New International Version
Mockers stir up a city, but the wise 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.
Proverbs 29:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Spreadeth a net for his feet - Beware of a flatterer; he does not flatter merely to please you, but to deceive you and profit himself.
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bring a city into a snare or set a city on fire
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(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who …
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If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
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