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

  • BSP
    Verse 28: The person who thinks before he or she speaks is considered righteous to God.
  • BSP
    Verse 30: Hearing a good report can make us feel good not only mentally, but also physically. We should try to fill our mind with positive and upbuilding things.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs15:16"Better is little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therein." (have better life even if you do not have much material things, if you be afraid of God,"fear" 26"The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but the words of the pure are pleasant words."(thoughts of the wicked;Talking about mere thoughts, not just wicked thoughts.)pure heart=pure words.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows how Jehovah God views laziness. He views it in a negative way and we should avoid it.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 brings out that if we see everything negatively then we will feel afflicted all day long. We need to try to have a positive viewpoint.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." I believe through faith that this verse is true. Yet, there are some people that call themselves "Christian" telling a lie to their children and say that it is Santa that has the power to do this. Is this a harmless lie?

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