Proverbs 15 :1

Proverbs 15 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

American King James Version (AKJV)

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.

Webster's Revision

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

World English Bible

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A SOFT answer turneth away wrath: but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Definitions for Proverbs 15 :1

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :1

A soft answer - Gentleness will often disarm the most furious, where positive derangement has not taken place; one angry word will always beget another, for the disposition of one spirit always begets its own likeness in another: thus kindness produces kindness, and rage produces rage. Universal experience confirms this proverb.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :1

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :1

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