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.
Darby Bible Translation
Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.
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.
Proverbs 29:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Scornful men - The men who head political or religious revolutions, who inflame (literally as in the margin) the minds of the people against the powers that be.
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We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue …
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By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
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