New Living Translation
Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.
King James Bible
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Darby Bible Translation
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
World English Bible
By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
Young's Literal Translation
By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.
Proverbs 25:15 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:15 Forbearing - By patient submission and expectation. Breaketh - Softens the hardest heart.
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