Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

General references

Bible References


Proverbs 25:15
A ruler can be persuaded through patience,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
Judges 8:1
The men of Ephraim said to him, “Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they argued with him violently.
1 Samuel 25:21
David had just said, “I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness for nothing. He was not missing anything, yet he paid me back evil for good.

Grievous pr 15

1 Samuel 10:12
Then a man who was from there asked, “And who is their father?”

As a result, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” became a popular saying.
1 Samuel 28:25
She served it to Saul and his servants, and they ate. Afterward, they got up and left that night.
Judges 12:3
When I saw that you weren’t going to deliver me, I took my life in my own hands and crossed over to the Ammonites, and the Lord handed them over to me. Why then have you come today to fight against me?”
1 Samuel 25:10
Nabal asked them, “Who is David? Who is Jesse’s son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.
2 Samuel 19:43
The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: “We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater claim to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren’t we the first to speak of restoring our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.
1 Kings 12:13
Then the king answered the people harshly. He rejected the advice the elders had given him

General references

1 Samuel 17:29
“What have I done now?” protested David. “It was just a question.”
Job 41:3
Will he beg you for mercy
or speak softly to you?
Acts 11:4
Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying:

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