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

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Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • 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?
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs15:10correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way and he that hateth reproof shall die PROVERBS21:16THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1JOHN5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW him THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN him THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN his SON JESUS CHRIST....
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - a soft (compassionate) answer turneth way wrath; One needs the Holy Ghost indwelling in him everyday, thru daily prayer, to accomplish this. When talking to someone - anger begets anger so easily without His spirit living in you. And it works!! For2 1/2 yrs. His spirit has worked for me. Matt. 6:33 is so very true. To seek His righteousness is to follow Acts2:38, cont.
  • Lilian
    God knows us even before we came to our Mothers Womb. Simply be coz we are the Child of the Living God. All good gifts comes from above. If we are believers in Christ we must be also a Doer in Christ. Obedience to his words are more important to meditate than sacrifice. We must be born again in spirit live and follow like Jesus praise and thanks to the blood of Jesus this is more than enough amen
  • J
    And as a matter of a fact, the kingdom of heaven is supposed to be here on earth. The tree of life is used for the healing of all nations and the Pharisees have made the tree of life non-existent or a weed. Man has sold the souls of men for vanities, period.
  • Maria velasquez
    There is Not a Thing, simply Nothing!!! hidden from the LORD our GOD, Blessed be His Holy Glorious Mighty Merciful Powerful NAME Forever. Daily We need to cry out, looking up for His Tender Perfect Mercies in Christ Jesus His Son Our LORD GOD KING AND SAVIOR...Halleluiah.

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