Proverbs 15:1
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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.

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

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

New American Standard 1977
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
            But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1 A right cause will be better pleaded with meekness than with passion. Nothing stirs up anger like grievous words. 2. He that has knowledge, is to use it aright, for the good of others.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
1A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.…
Cross References
Judges 8:1
Then the men of Ephraim said to him, "What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?" And they contended with him vigorously.

1 Samuel 25:10
But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.

1 Kings 12:7
Then they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

2 Chronicles 10:7
They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be kind to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 25:15
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Treasury of Scripture

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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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 …

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, …

1 Samuel 25:10,11,21,22 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and …

2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have …

1 Kings 12:13-16 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's …

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