Proverbs 25:15
Strong's Lexicon
Through patience
בְּאֹ֣רֶךְ (bə·’ō·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 753: 1) length 1a) physical length 1b) of time 2) forbearance, self-restraint (of patience)

אַ֭פַּיִם (’ap·pa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 639: 1) nostril, nose, face 2) anger

a ruler
קָצִ֑ין (qā·ṣîn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7101: 1) chief, ruler, commander 1a) chief, commander (in war) 1b) dictator 1c) ruler (of one in authority)

can be persuaded,
יְפֻתֶּ֣ה (yə·p̄ut·teh)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6601: 1) to be spacious, be open, be wide 1a) (Qal) to be spacious or open or wide 1b) (Hiphil) to make spacious, make open 2) to be simple, entice, deceive, persuade 2a) (Qal) 2a1) to be open-minded, be simple, be naive 2a2) to be enticed, be deceived 2b) (Niphal) to be deceived, be gullible 2c) (Piel) 2c) (Piel) 2c1) to persuade, seduce 2c2) to deceive 2d) (Pual) 2d1) to be persuaded 2d2) to be deceived

and a gentle
רַ֝כָּ֗ה (rak·kāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7390: 1) tender, soft, delicate, weak 1a) tender, delicate (of flesh) 1b) weak of heart, timid 1c) soft (of words) 1c1) gentle words (subst)

tongue
וְלָשׁ֥וֹן (wə·lā·šō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: 1) tongue 1a) tongue (of men) 1a1) tongue (literal) 1a2) tongue (organ of speech) 1b) language 1c) tongue (of animals) 1d) tongue (of fire) 1e) wedge, bay of sea (tongue-shaped)

can break
תִּשְׁבָּר־ (tiš·bār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7665: 1) to break, break in pieces 1a) (Qal) 1a1) break, break in or down, rend violently, wreck, crush, quench 1a2) to break, rupture (fig) 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked 1b2) to be broken, be crushed (fig) 1c) (Piel) to shatter, break 1d) (Hiphil) to cause to break out, bring to the birth 1e) (Hophal) to be broken, be shattered

a bone.
גָּֽרֶם׃ (gā·rem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1634: 1) bone, strength, bare?, self? 1a) bone 1b) strength, strong-boned 1c) self?, bare? (of stairs)

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
A ruler can be persuaded through patience , and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

New American Standard Bible
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.

King James Bible
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

New Living Translation
Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.

English Standard Version
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

New American Standard Bible
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.

King James Bible
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

International Standard Version
Through patience a ruler may be persuaded; a gentle word can break a bone.

NET Bible
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone.

American Standard Version
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

English Revised Version
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Young's Literal Translation
By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.






Cross References
Genesis 32:4
And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

1 Samuel 25:24
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 25:14
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 25:13
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:12
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Proverbs 25:16
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:17
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

Proverbs 25:18
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
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