Proverbs 15:1
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Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

New American Standard Bible
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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

New Living Translation
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

English Standard Version
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

New American Standard Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

International Standard Version
A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.

NET Bible
A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A soft word turns away anger and a hard word arouses wrath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A gentle answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

King James 2000 Bible
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

American King James Version
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

American Standard Version
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

Darby Bible Translation
A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

English Revised Version
A SOFT answer turneth away wrath: but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Webster's Bible Translation
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

World English Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Young's Literal Translation
A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
Cross References
Judges 8:1
And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.

1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

1 Kings 12:7
And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.

2 Chronicles 10:7
And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Proverbs 25:15
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 14:35
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
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