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Proverbs 25:15

    Proverbs 25:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh 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 ruler 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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 25:15

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