A soft answer turneth 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 thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake 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 froward.