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A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.
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A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.
Proverbs 15:18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.
Proverbs 10:12 In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense.
Proverbs 28:25 He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed.
Proverbs 29:22 A passionate man provoketh quarrels: and he that is easily stirred up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin.
Judges 12:3-6 And when I saw this, I put my life in my own hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon and the Lord delivered them into my hands. What have I deserved, that you should rise up to fight against me? . . .
1 Samuel 25:10,11,21,22 But Nabal answering the servants of David, said: Who is David? and what is the son of Isai? servants are multiplied now days who flee from their masters. . . .
2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Juda, and said: I have ten parts in the king more than thou, and David belongeth to me more than to thee: why hast thou done me a wrong, and why was it not told me first, that I might bring back my king? And the men of Juda answered more harshly than the men of Israel.
1 Kings 12:13-16 And the king answered the people roughly, leaving the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, . . .
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
1A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.2The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.…
And the men of Ephraim said to him: What is this that thou meanest to do, that thou wouldst not call us, when thou wentest to fight against Madian? And they chid him sharply, and almost offered violence.
1 Samuel 25:10
But Nabal answering the servants of David, said: Who is David? and what is the son of Isai? servants are multiplied now days who flee from their masters.
1 Kings 12:7
They said to him: If thou wilt yield to this people to day, and condescend to them, and grant their petition, and wilt speak gentle words to them, they will be thy servants always.
2 Chronicles 10:7
And they said to him: If thou please this people, and soothe them with kind words, they will be thy servants for ever.
A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.
By patience a prince shall be appeased, and a soft tongue shall break hardness.
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