Proverbs 25:15

“By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By long forbearing is a Prince perswaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A judge is moved by one who for a long time undergoes wrongs without protest, and by a soft tongue even bone is broken.
- Basic English Bible

By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- Darby Bible

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- Webster's Bible

By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
- World English Bible

By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.
- Youngs Literal Bible

By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:15


25:15 Forbearing - By patient submission and expectation. Breaketh - Softens the hardest heart.


Discussion for Proverbs 25:15

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