Proverbs 15:18
New International Version
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

New Living Translation
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.

English Standard Version
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Berean Study Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute.

New American Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

New King James Version
A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.

King James Bible
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Christian Standard Bible
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but one slow to anger calms strife.

Contemporary English Version
Losing your temper causes a lot of trouble, but staying calm settles arguments.

Good News Translation
Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife.

International Standard Version
The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

NET Bible
A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

New Heart English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An angry man provokes a brawl, and the patient man reproves a dispute, extinguishing it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A hothead stirs up a fight, but one who holds his temper calms disputes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wrathful man stirreth up discord; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

New American Standard 1977
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger pacifies contention.

King James 2000 Bible
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger quiets strife.

American King James Version
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

American Standard Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A passionate man stirs up strife; but he that is slow to anger appeases even a rising one. A man slow to anger will extinguish quarrels; but an ungodly man rather stirs them up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

Darby Bible Translation
A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

English Revised Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

World English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Young's Literal Translation
A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
17Better a dish of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred. 18A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute. 19The way of the slacker is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.…
Cross References
Genesis 13:8
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no contention between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen. After all, we are brothers.

Proverbs 14:29
A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man promotes folly.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:19
The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 16:14
The wrath of a king is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads dissension, and a gossip divides close friends.

Proverbs 26:21
Like charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Proverbs 28:25
A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the ruler's temper flares against you, do not abandon your post, for calmness lays great offenses to rest.

Treasury of Scripture

A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

wrathful

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 26:21
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 28:25
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

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

Proverbs 25:15
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Genesis 13:8,9
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren…









Lexicon
A hot-tempered
חֵ֭מָה (ḥê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2534: Heat, anger, poison

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

stirs up
יְגָרֶ֣ה (yə·ḡā·reh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1624: To stir up (strife), engage in strife

strife,
מָד֑וֹן (mā·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4066: A contest, quarrel

but he who is slow
וְאֶ֥רֶך‪‬ (wə·’e·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 750: Long

to anger
אַ֝פַּ֗יִם (’ap·pa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

calms
יַשְׁקִ֥יט (yaš·qîṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

dispute.
רִֽיב׃ (rîḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7379: Strife, dispute
Verse 18. - A wrathful man stirreth up strife (contention). This clause recurs almost identically in Proverbs 29:22 (comp. also Proverbs 26:21 and Proverbs 28:25). He that is slow to anger appeaseth strife (Proverbs 14:29). In the former clause the word for "contention" is madon, in the latter "strife" is rib, which often means "law dispute." It requires two to make a quarrel, and where one keeps his temper and will not be provoked, anger must subside. Vulgate, "He who is patient soothes aroused quarrels (suscitatas)." Septuagint, "A long suffering man appeases even a coming battle."

"Regina rerum omnium patientia." The LXX. here introduces a second rendering of the verse: "A long suffering man will quench suits; but the impious rather awaketh them."
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