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 15:1

  • Eugenio w. castillo for verse 1
    Proverbs 15 1 Is a way God is extending to us his grace. For us not to be involved in the wrath of this angry and sinful people. God separate us so that we do not yoke with unbeliever vengeful nature because God 's people are peaceful believer in God of peace and love.
  • Sedzani Mathelemusa for verse 1
    Humbling and a good teacher of character of Christ
  • Forrest Powars for verse 1
    this is a very powerful yet gentle proverb that we all need to abide by... gentleness comes with strict patience and a loving heart.
  • Claudette Fulton for verse 1
    I read bible verses daily online

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