A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Will he make many supplications unto you? will he speak soft words unto you?
By long patience is a prince persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks the bone.
And his soul clung unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel.
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
1 Peter 2:18
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.