Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

General references

Bible References


Proverbs 25:15
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded,
And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Judges 8:1
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.
1 Samuel 25:21
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.

Grievous pr 15

1 Samuel 10:12
A man there said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
1 Samuel 28:25
She brought it before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they arose and went away that night.
Judges 12:3
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
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.
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.
1 Kings 12:13
The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him,

General references

1 Samuel 17:29
But David said, “What have I done now? Was it not just a question?”
Job 41:3
“Will he make many supplications to you,
Or will he speak to you soft words?
Acts 11:4
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,