New Living Translation
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:8 Wrath - The wrath of God or of men, who were enraged against it.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.
If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.
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