Proverbs 15:18
New International Version
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

New Living Translation
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.

English Standard Version
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Berean Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute.

King James Bible
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

New King James Version
A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.

New American Standard Bible
A hot-tempered person stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

NASB 1995
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

NASB 1977
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger pacifies contention.

Legacy Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger quiets a dispute.

Amplified Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger and patient calms disputes.

Christian Standard Bible
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but one slow to anger calms strife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife.

American Standard Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An angry man provokes a brawl, and the patient man reproves a dispute, extinguishing it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A passionate man stirs up strife; but he that is slow to anger appeases even a rising one. A man slow to anger will extinguish quarrels; but an ungodly man rather stirs them up.

Contemporary English Version
Losing your temper causes a lot of trouble, but staying calm settles arguments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

English Revised Version
A wrathful man stirreth up contention: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A hothead stirs up a fight, but one who holds his temper calms disputes.

Good News Translation
Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.

International Standard Version
The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wrathful man stirreth up discord; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Literal Standard Version
A man of fury stirs up contention, | And the slow to anger appeases strife.

Majority Standard Bible
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute.

New American Bible
The ill-tempered stir up strife, but the patient settle disputes.

NET Bible
A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

New Revised Standard Version
Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife, but those who are slow to anger calm contention.

New Heart English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

World English Bible
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Young's Literal Translation
A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
17Better a dish of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred. 18A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute. 19The way of the slacker is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.…

Cross References
Genesis 13:8
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no contention between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen. After all, we are brothers.

Proverbs 14:29
A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man promotes folly.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:19
The way of the slacker is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 16:14
The wrath of a king is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man spreads dissension, and a gossip divides close friends.

Proverbs 26:21
Like charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.


Treasury of Scripture

A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

wrathful

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 26:21
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 28:25
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

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Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 25:15
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Genesis 13:8,9
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren…

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Proverbs 15
1. A gentle answer turns away wrath














Verse 18. - A wrathful man stirreth up strife (contention). This clause recurs almost identically in Proverbs 29:22 (comp. also Proverbs 26:21 and Proverbs 28:25). He that is slow to anger appeaseth strife (Proverbs 14:29). In the former clause the word for "contention" is madon, in the latter "strife" is rib, which often means "law dispute." It requires two to make a quarrel, and where one keeps his temper and will not be provoked, anger must subside. Vulgate, "He who is patient soothes aroused quarrels (suscitatas)." Septuagint, "A long suffering man appeases even a coming battle."

"Regina rerum omnium patientia." The LXX. here introduces a second rendering of the verse: "A long suffering man will quench suits; but the impious rather awaketh them."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A hot-tempered
חֵ֭מָה (ḥê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2534: Heat, anger, poison

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

stirs up
יְגָרֶ֣ה (yə·ḡā·reh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1624: To stir up (strife), engage in strife

strife,
מָד֑וֹן (mā·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4066: A contest, quarrel

but he who is slow
וְאֶ֥רֶך‪‬ (wə·’e·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 750: Long

to anger
אַ֝פַּ֗יִם (’ap·pa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

calms
יַשְׁקִ֥יט (yaš·qîṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

dispute.
רִֽיב׃ (rîḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute


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