A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Cross ReferencesJudges 8:1
Then the men of Ephraim said to Gideon, "Why have you done this to us? Why did you fail to call us when you went to fight against Midian?" And they contended with him violently.
1 Samuel 25:10
But Nabal asked them, "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants these days are breaking away from their masters.
1 Kings 12:7
They replied, "If you will be a servant to these people and serve them this day, and if you will respond by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever."
2 Chronicles 10:7
They replied, "If you will be kind to these people and please them by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever."
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute.
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
Chapter Outline1. A gentle answer turns away wrath
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1 Samuel 25:10, 11, 21, 22
2 Samuel 19:43
1 Kings 12:13-16
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