Proverbs 25:15
Text Analysis
753 [e]בְּאֹ֣רֶךְ
By longPrep-b | N-msc
639 [e]אַ֭פַּיִם
6601 [e]יְפֻתֶּ֣ה
is persuadedV-Pual-Imperf-3ms
7101 [e]קָצִ֑ין
a rulerN-ms
3956 [e]וְלָשׁ֥וֹן
and a tongueConj-w | N-cs
7390 [e]רַ֝כָּ֗ה
7665 [e]תִּשְׁבָּר־
1634 [e]גָּֽרֶם׃
a boneN-ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 25:15 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
בְּאֹ֣רֶךְ אַ֭פַּיִם יְפֻתֶּ֣ה קָצִ֑ין וְלָשֹׁ֥ון רַ֝כָּ֗ה תִּשְׁבָּר־גָּֽרֶם׃

משלי 25:15 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
בארך אפים יפתה קצין ולשון רכה תשבר־גרם׃

משלי 25:15 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
בארך אפים יפתה קצין ולשון רכה תשבר־גרם׃

משלי 25:15 Hebrew Bible
בארך אפים יפתה קצין ולשון רכה תשבר גרם׃

Parallel Verses
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.
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the bone
rather a bone that is soft and conciliating language will often accomplish the most difficult things

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