Proverbs 15:18
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New International Version
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

New Living Translation
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.

English Standard Version
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

New American Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

King James Bible
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife.

International Standard Version
The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

NET Bible
A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

New Heart English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An angry man provokes a brawl, and the patient man reproves a dispute, extinguishing it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A hothead stirs up a fight, but one who holds his temper calms disputes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wrathful man stirreth up discord; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

New American Standard 1977
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
            But the slow to anger pacifies contention.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

King James 2000 Bible
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger quiets strife.

American King James Version
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

American Standard Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

Darby Bible Translation
A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

English Revised Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

World English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Young's Literal Translation
A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:16,17. Believers often have enough when worldly eyes see little; the Lord is with them, without the cares, troubles, and temptations which are with the wealth of the wicked. 18. He that is slow to anger, not only prevents strife, but appeases it, if kindled. 19. Those who have no heart to their work, pretend that they cannot do their work without hardship and danger. And thus many live always in doubt about their state, because always in neglect of some duty. 20. Those who treat an aged mother or a father with contempt or neglect, show their own folly. 21. Such as are truly wise, study that their thoughts, words, and actions should be regular, sincere, and holy. 22. If men will not take time and pains to deliberate, they are not likely to bring any thing to pass. 23. Wisdom is needed to suit our discourse to the occasions. 24. A good man sets his affections on things above; his way leads directly thither.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
17Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred. 18A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute. 19The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.…
Cross References
Genesis 13:8
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.

Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:19
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 16:14
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 26:21
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 28:25
An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
Treasury of Scripture

A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

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Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious …

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.

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

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, …

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

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Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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

Genesis 13:8,9 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between …

Judges 8:1-3 And the men of Ephraim said to him, Why have you served us thus, …

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity …

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; …

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Acts 6:1-5 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, …

James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

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