New American Standard Bible
If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
King James Bible
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
Darby Bible Translation
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for quietness pacifieth great offences.
World English Bible
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don't leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.
Young's Literal Translation
If the spirit of the ruler go up against thee, Thy place leave not, For yielding quieteth great sinners.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If the spirit ... - i. e., If he is angry.
Leave not thy place - i. e., Do not lose thy self-control and quit his presence. Gentleness on thy part will calm both thyself and him, and prevent great wrongs being committed by either.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
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1 Samuel 25:24
She fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
"Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases."
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--
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