Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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

but grievous
עצב 
`etseb 
Usage: 7

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

stir up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 15:1

References

Images Proverbs 15:1

Prayers for Proverbs 15:1

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury. 2 The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:15

Through patience a ruler may be persuaded; a gentle word can break a bone.

Judges 8:1-3

Later on, the descendants of Ephraim spoke to Gideon. They argued vehemently, "What are you doing to us? You never called us! But you went out to fight Midian!"

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

1 Kings 12:13-16

But the king gave the people a harsh response, because he was ignoring the counsel that his elders had given him.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.

Judges 12:3-6

When I saw that you wouldn't be delivering me, I took my own life in my hands, crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into my control. So why have you come here today to fight me?"

1 Samuel 25:10-13

Nabal answered David's servants: "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are breaking away from their masters.

1 Samuel 25:21-33

Now David had said, "Surely it was for nothing that I protected everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness, and nothing was missing of all that belonged to him. But he has repaid me with evil for good!

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up dissension, but anyone who trusts in the LORD prospers.

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