Proverbs 29:8
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New International Version
Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.

New Living Translation
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.

English Standard Version
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

New American Standard Bible
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.

King James Bible
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.

International Standard Version
Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.

NET Bible
Scornful people inflame a city, but those who are wise turn away wrath.

New Heart English Bible
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Men that are mockers burn up fortress cities and the wise turn back wrath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mockers create an uproar in a city, but wise people turn away anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Scornful men set a city in a blaze; But wise men turn away wrath.

New American Standard 1977
Scorners set a city aflame,
            But wise men turn away anger.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.

King James 2000 Bible
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

American King James Version
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

American Standard Version
Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.

English Revised Version
Scornful men set a city in a flame: but wise men turn away wrath.

Webster's Bible Translation
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:1 If God wounds, who can heal? The word of God warns all to flee from the wrath to come, to the hope set before us in Jesus Christ. 2. The people have cause to rejoice or mourn, as their rulers are righteous or wicked. 3. Divine wisdom best keeps us from ruinous lusts. 4. The Lord Jesus is the King who will minister true judgment to the people. 5. Flatterers put men off their guard, which betrays them into foolish conduct. 6. Transgressions always end in vexations. Righteous men walk at liberty, and walk in safety. 7. This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked. 8. The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God. 9. If a wise man dispute with a conceited wrangler, he will be treated with anger or ridicule; and no good is done. 10. Christ told his disciples that they should be hated of all men. The just, whom the blood-thirsty hate, gladly do any thing for their salvation.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
7The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern. 8Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger. 9When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:11
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

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

Proverbs 29:9
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
Treasury of Scripture

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

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Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown …

Isaiah 28:14-22 Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people …

Matthew 27:39-43 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads…

John 9:40,41 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, …

John 11:47-50 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

bring a city into a snare or set a city on fire

James 3:5,6 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. …

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Exodus 32:10-14 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, …

Numbers 16:48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Numbers 25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned …

Deuteronomy 9:18-20 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and …

2 Samuel 24:16,17 And when the angel stretched out his hand on Jerusalem to destroy …

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, …

Amos 7:2-6 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the …

James 5:15-18 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise …

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