A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
And Abraham ran unto the herd and brought a calf tender and good and gave it unto a young man; and he hastened to dress it.
but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty one of Jacob; from there did the stone of Israel shepherd,
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground, without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no longer be called tender and delicate.
Thou dost water its rows abundantly; thou dost settle its furrows; thou dost make it soft with showers of rain; thou dost bless its sprouting.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those that are gorgeously apparelled and live delicately are in kings' courts.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree: When his branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh;
Learn the similitude from the fig tree: When her branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is near;