Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:15

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Judges 8:1-3

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

1 Kings 12:13-16

And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Judges 12:3-6

And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?

1 Samuel 25:10-13

And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

1 Samuel 25:21-33

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.

2 Samuel 19:43

And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

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