Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, 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.

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.

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 considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom. 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is 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 wax hot in them and consume them; and I will put thee over 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, has turned my wrath away from the sons of Israel, being zealous for my sake among them, therefore I did not consume the sons of Israel in my jealousy.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water because of all your sins in which ye sinned 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 himself repented of that evil and said to the angel that was destroying the people, It is enough; stay now thy hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingfloor of Araunah, the Jebusite.

Proverbs 16:14

The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.

Isaiah 28:14-22

Therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that have taken rule over this people which is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:1

Then the LORD said unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my will 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 that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before me for the land that I should not destroy it, but I found no one.

Amos 7:2-6

And it came to pass that when they had come to an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee; who shall lift up Jacob? for he is small.

Matthew 27:39-43

And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads

John 9:40-41

And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words and said unto him, Are we blind also?

John 11:47-50

Then the high priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, What shall we do? for this man does many signs.

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us, and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,

James 3:5-6

In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

James 5:15-18

and the prayer of faith shall cause the one who is sick to be saved, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he shall be forgiven them.

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