Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

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Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 16:14
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
Genesis 32:4
And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau: Thy slave Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban and stayed there until now;
1 Samuel 25:14
And one of the servants told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our master, and he railed on them.
Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.

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Judges 14:9
And he took of it in his hands and went along the way eating, and when he came to his father and mother, he also gave them some to eat, but he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion.
Job 41:3
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee?