Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Scoffers set a city in a flame, but wise men turn away wrath.

New American Standard Bible

Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.

King James Version

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Holman Bible

Mockers inflame a city,
but the wise turn away anger.

International Standard Version

Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.

American Standard Version

Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

Amplified

Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], but wise men turn away wrath.

Bible in Basic English

Men of pride are the cause of violent acts in a town, but by wise men wrath is turned away.

Darby Translation

Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.

Julia Smith Translation

Men of derision will kindle up a city: and the wise will turn away anger.

King James 2000

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Men of scoffing set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

Modern King James verseion

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but the wise turn away wrath.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wicked people bring a city in decay, but wise men set it up again.

NET Bible

Scornful people inflame a city, but those who are wise turn away wrath.

New Heart English Bible

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

The Emphasized Bible

Men given to mockery, inflame a city, - but, wise men, turn away anger.

Webster

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

World English Bible

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

Youngs Literal Translation

Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לצון 
Latsown 
Usage: 3

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

a city
קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

but wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

Context Readings

All About Life

7 A righteous man takes knowledge of the cause of the poor. A wicked man has no [such] understanding to know. 8 Scoffers set a city in a flame, but wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Exodus 32:10-14

Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may grow hot against them, and that I may consume them. And I will make of thee a great nation.

Numbers 16:48

And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped.

Numbers 25:11

Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the sons of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the sons of Israel in my jealousy.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

And I fell down before LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2 Samuel 24:16-17

And when the [heavenly] agent stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, LORD relented of the evil, and said to the agent who destroyed the people, It is enough. Now stay thy hand. And the agent of LORD was by the thres

Proverbs 16:14

The wrath of a king is messengers of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Isaiah 28:14-22

Therefore hear the word of LORD, ye scoffers, who rule this people that is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:1

Then LORD said to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people. Cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.

Ezekiel 22:30

And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.

Amos 7:2-6

And it came to pass that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O lord LORD, forgive, I beseech thee. How shall Jacob stand, for he is small?

Matthew 27:39-43

And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads,

John 9:40-41

And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, Are we also blind?

John 11:47-50

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

The men who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and who persecuted us, and are not pleasing to God, and are contrary to all men.

James 3:5-6

So also the tongue is a little body-part, and boasts greatly. Behold a little fire, how much wood it kindles.

James 5:15-18

And the prayer of faith will rescue him who is depressed, and the Lord will rouse him. And if he should be a man who has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

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