Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
A king's wrath is like a messenger of death, but a wise person appeases it.
He commanded them, "This is what you must say to my lord Esau: 'This is what your servant Jacob says: I have been staying with Laban until now.
1 Samuel 25:14
But one of the servants told Nabal's wife Abigail, "David sent messengers from the desert to greet our lord, but he screamed at them.
If the anger of the ruler flares up against you, do not resign from your position, for a calm response can undo great offenses.
He scooped it up with his hands and ate it as he walked along. When he returned to his father and mother, he offered them some and they ate it. But he did not tell them he had scooped the honey out of the lion's carcass.
Will it make numerous supplications to you, will it speak to you with tender words?