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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
King James Bible
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
American Standard Version
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.
Young's Literal Translation
A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A soft answer - Gentleness will often disarm the most furious, where positive derangement has not taken place; one angry word will always beget another, for the disposition of one spirit always begets its own likeness in another: thus kindness produces kindness, and rage produces rage. Universal experience confirms this proverb.
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Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.
Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.
Judges 12:3-6 And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon...
1 Samuel 25:10,11,21,22 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...
2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than you...
1 Kings 12:13-16 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him...
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Judges 8:1 Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon, "Why have you treated us like this? Why didn't you call us when you went to fight Midian?" And they challenged him vigorously.
1 Samuel 25:10 Nabal answered David's servants, "Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days.
1 Kings 12:7 They replied, "If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants."
2 Chronicles 10:7 They replied, "If you will be kind to these people and please them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants."
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
Proverbs 25:15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.