Proverbs 25 :15

Proverbs 25 :15 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.

American King James Version (AKJV)

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.

American Standard Version (ASV)

By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A judge is moved by one who for a long time undergoes wrongs without protest, and by a soft tongue even bone is broken.

Webster's Revision

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

World English Bible

By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.

English Revised Version (ERV)

By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Definitions for Proverbs 25 :15

Forbearing - Patience; slow anger.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25 :15

A soft tongue breaketh the bone - This is similar to another proverb on the same subject: "A soft answer turneth away wrath." An angry word does nothing but mischief.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 25 :15

A soft tongue - Winning and gentle speech does what it seems at first least capable of doing; it overcomes obstacles which are as bones that the strongest jaws would fail to crush.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 25 :15

25:15 Forbearing - By patient submission and expectation. Breaketh - Softens the hardest heart.
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