Proverbs 29:8

“Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Scornefull men bring a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Men of pride are the cause of violent acts in a town, but by wise men wrath is turned away.
- Basic English Bible

Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.
- Darby Bible

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
- Webster's Bible

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
- World English Bible

Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Scornful men set a city in a blaze; but wise men turn away wrath.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:8


29:8 Wrath - The wrath of God or of men, who were enraged against it.


Discussion for Proverbs 29:8

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