“A soft answer turns away wrath”

PROVERBS 15:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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When speaking to others, we can make our communication most effective if we speak gently and without provoking the other person.

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

— Proverbs 15:1

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A soft רַּ֭ךְ Tender (literally or figuratively); by implication, weak H7390
answer מַֽעֲנֶה A reply (favorable or contradictory) H4617
turneth away יָשִׁ֣יב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again H7725
wrath: חֵמָ֑ה Heat; figuratively, anger, poison (from its fever) H2534

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