New American Standard Bible
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
King James Bible
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Darby Bible Translation
The fury of a king is as messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.
World English Bible
The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.
Young's Literal Translation
The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
Proverbs 16:14 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
While Proverbs 16:13 depicts the king as he ought to be, this verse reminds us of the terrible rapidity with which, in the despotic monarchies of the East, punishment, even death, follows royal displeasure.
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Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.
The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
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