Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

General references

Bible References


Proverbs 25:15
By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
Judges 8:1
The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply.
1 Samuel 25:21
Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him. He has returned me evil for good.

Grievous pr 15

1 Samuel 10:12
One of the same place answered, "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 before his servants; and they ate. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
Judges 12:3
When I saw that you didn't save me, I put my life in my hand, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and Yahweh delivered them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day, to fight against me?"
1 Samuel 25:10
Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.
2 Samuel 19:43
The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" The words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
1 Kings 12:13
The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him,

General references

1 Samuel 17:29
David said, "What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"
Job 41:3
Will he make many petitions to you, or will he speak soft words to you?
Acts 11:4
But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,