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Proverbs 29:8

    Proverbs 29:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Men of pride are the cause of violent acts in a town, but by wise men wrath is turned away.

    Webster's Revision

    Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

    World English Bible

    Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Scornful men set a city in a flame: but wise men turn away wrath.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:8

    Scornful men - The men who head political or religious revolutions, who inflame (literally as in the margin) the minds of the people against the powers that be.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:8

    29:8 Wrath - The wrath of God or of men, who were enraged against it.