Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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 knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge. 8 Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger. 9 A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.

Exodus 32:10-14

and now, let Me alone, and My anger doth burn against them, and I consume them, and I make thee become a great nation.'

Numbers 16:48

and standeth between the dead and the living, and the plague is restrained;

Numbers 25:11

'Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, hath turned back My fury from the sons of Israel, by his being zealous with My zeal in their midst, and I have not consumed the sons of Israel in My zeal.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

and I throw myself before Jehovah, as at first, forty days and forty nights; bread I have not eaten, and water I have not drunk, because of all your sins which ye have sinned, by doing the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to make Him angry.

2 Samuel 24:16-17

and the messenger putteth forth his hand to Jerusalem to destroy it, and Jehovah repenteth concerning the evil, and saith to the messenger who is destroying among the people, 'Enough, now, cease thy hand;' and the messenger of Jehovah was near the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

Proverbs 16:14

The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.

Isaiah 28:14-22

Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah, ye men of scorning, Ruling this people that is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:1

And Jehovah saith unto me: Though Moses and Samuel should stand before Me, My soul is not toward this people, Send from before My face, and they go out.

Ezekiel 22:30

And I seek of them a man making a fence, And standing in the breach before Me, In behalf of the land -- not to destroy it, And I have not found.

Amos 7:2-6

and it hath come to pass, when it hath finished to consume the herb of the land, that I say: 'Lord Jehovah, forgive, I pray Thee, How doth Jacob arise -- for he is small?'

Matthew 27:39-43

and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging 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

the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a sanhedrim, and said, 'What may we do? because this man doth many signs?

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

who did both put to death the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and did persecute us, and God they are not pleasing, and to all men are contrary,

James 3:5-6

so also the tongue is a little member, and doth boast greatly; lo, a little fire how much wood it doth kindle!

James 5:15-18

and the prayer of the faith shall save the distressed one, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if sins he may have committed, they shall be forgiven to him.

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