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Proverbs 15:1

    Proverbs 15:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A soft answer turneth 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 a grievous word stirreth 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.

    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.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 15:1

    Proverbs 14:29 - He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
    Psalms 145:8 - The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
    Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.