Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

King James Version

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Holman Bible

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

International Standard Version

A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.

A Conservative Version

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a grievous word stirs up anger.

American Standard Version

A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Amplified

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Bible in Basic English

By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.

Darby Translation

A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Julia Smith Translation

A soft answer will turn away wrath, and a word of pain will bring up anger.

King James 2000

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A soft answer will turn away wrath, but a word of trouble will stir {anger}.

Modern King James verseion

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A soft answer putteth down displeasure, but froward words provoke anger.

NET Bible

A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

New Heart English Bible

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

New simplified Bible

A mild answer turns away anger. Harsh words stir up anger.

The Emphasized Bible

A soft answer, turneth away wrath, but a cutting word raiseth anger.

Webster

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

World English Bible

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Youngs Literal Translation

A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A soft
רך 
Rak 
Usage: 16

מענה 
Ma`aneh 
Usage: 8

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

חמא חמה 
Chemah 
Usage: 124

but grievous
עצב 
`etseb 
Usage: 7

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

stir up
עלה 
`alah 
up , offer , come , bring , ascend , go , chew , offering , light , increase , burn , depart , put , spring , raised , arose , break , exalted ,
Usage: 890

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 15:1

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:15

By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.

Judges 8:1-3

Then the men of Ephraim said to him, "What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?" And they contended with him vigorously.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

1 Kings 12:13-16

The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him,

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

Judges 12:3-6

"When I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hands and crossed over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?"

1 Samuel 25:10-13

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.

1 Samuel 25:21-33

Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.



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