Parallel Verses

Amplified

Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], 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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Scoffers set a city in a flame; 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 The [consistently] righteous man knows and cares for the rights of the poor, but the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge. 8 Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], but wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs, and there is no rest.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the influence of the upright and God's favor [because of them] 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 burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.

Numbers 16:48

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

Numbers 25:11

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

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

Then I fell down before the Lord as before, for forty days and forty nights; I neither ate food nor drank water, because of all the sin you had committed in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.

2 Samuel 24:16-17

And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented of the evil and reversed His judgment and said to the destroying angel, It is enough; now stay your hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

Proverbs 16:14

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

Isaiah 28:14-22

Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem!

Jeremiah 15:1

Then the Lord said to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood [interceding for them] before Me, yet My mind could not be turned with favor toward this people [Judah]. Send them out of My sight and let them go!

Ezekiel 22:30

And I sought 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 when [the locusts] had finished eating the plants of the land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I pray You. How can Jacob stand? For he is so small!

Matthew 27:39-43

And those who passed by spoke reproachfully and abusively and jeered at Him, wagging their heads,

John 9:40-41

Some Pharisees who were near, hearing this remark, said to Him, Are we also blind?

John 11:47-50

So the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting of the council (the Sanhedrin) and said, What are we to do? For this Man performs many signs (evidences, miracles).

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

Who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and harassed and drove us out, and continue to make themselves hateful and offensive to God and to show themselves foes of all men,

James 3:5-6

Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

James 5:15-18

And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

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