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Proverbs 16:14

    Proverbs 16:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it.

    Webster's Revision

    The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.

    World English Bible

    The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:14

    While Proverbs 16:13 depicts the king as he ought to be, this verse reminds us of the terrible rapidity with which, in the despotic monarchies of the East, punishment, even death, follows royal displeasure.