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.

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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

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 sluggard 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." 15:16,17. Believers often have enough when worldly eyes see little; the Lord is with them, without the cares, troubles, and temptations which are with the wealth of the wicked. 18. He that is slow to anger, not only prevents strife, but appeases it, if kindled. 19. Those who have no heart to their work, pretend that they cannot do their work without hardship and danger. And thus many live always in doubt about their state, because always in neglect of some duty. 20. Those who treat an aged mother or a father with contempt or neglect, show their own folly. 21. Such as are truly wise, study that their thoughts, words, and actions should be regular, sincere, and holy. 22. If men will not take time and pains to deliberate, they are not likely to bring any thing to pass. 23. Wisdom is needed to suit our discourse to the occasions. 24. A good man sets his affections on things above; his way leads directly thither.
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