Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A soft answere turneth away wrath: but grieuous words stirre vp anger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.
- Basic English Bible

A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.
- Darby Bible

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
- Webster's Bible

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
- World English Bible

A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A soft answer turneth away wrath; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Cec
    Im so thankful to be reminded in proverbs 15 1 that kindness over powers anger
  • Karen
    You'll see how wise someone truly is by their foolishness
  • Carolyn Scranton for verse 3
    Watching at this time is essential. Know what time it is!
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  • Sondra L Marshall
    Important reminders of what is expected of us. Thank you Lord for all the gifts you provide me.
  • Muuo
    Verses 1 2! if anyone is amongest the saints, he she must think of what 2 say if our father,God, will be pleased by your words for we must please God only Muuo

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