Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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.

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 righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge. 8 Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger. 9 If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath 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

And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and 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 stayed.

Numbers 25:11

Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

2 Samuel 24:16-17

And the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it; but Jehovah repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed among the people, It is enough: withdraw now thine hand. And the angel of Jehovah was by the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

Proverbs 16:14

The fury of a king is as messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.

Isaiah 28:14-22

Therefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:1

And Jehovah said unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, my soul would not turn toward this people. Send them out of my sight, and let them go forth.

Ezekiel 22:30

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.

Amos 7:2-6

And it came to pass, when they had wholly eaten the grass of the land, that I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

Matthew 27:39-43

But the passers-by reviled him, shaking their heads

John 9:40-41

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

John 11:47-50

The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many signs.

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have driven us out by persecution, and do not please God, and are against all men,

James 3:5-6

Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!

James 5:15-18

and the prayer of faith shall heal the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he be one who has committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.

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