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!
  • True Bible fact.
  • God keeps watch upon bad people and deals with them according to their conduct. However, if we are among the good ones, we can be sure that Jehovah God takes note of our acts of faithfulness.
  • Sondra L Marshall
    Important reminders of what is expected of us. Thank you Lord for all the gifts you provide me.

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