New Living Translation
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to 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.
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LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
Pharaoh became angry with these two officials,
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.
The king's anger is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.
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