Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
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.
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.
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.
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee?