Proverbs 15:18
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

1A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent. 6In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so. 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness. 10Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die. 11Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 12A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise. 13A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. 16Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 18A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife. 19The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 20A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother. 21Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly. 22Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! 24The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 25The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. 27He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live. 28The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat. 31The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise. 32He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding. 33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.
Cross References
Genesis 13:8
And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we be brothers.


Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.


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


Proverbs 15:19
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.


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


Proverbs 16:28
A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.


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 stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.


Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.


Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers 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 stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than you...

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said...

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

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

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

Genesis 13:8,9 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen...

Judges 8:1-3 And the men of Ephraim said to him, Why have you served us thus, that you called us not, when you went to fight with the Midianites...

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you...

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Acts 6:1-5 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath...

Strong's Concordance
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Topical Bible
Anger Angry Appeases Appeaseth Blows Calms Contention Discord Dispute Dissension Fighting Furious Fury Hot-tempered Makes Patient Puts Quarrel Quiets Slow Stirreth Stirs Strife Wrathful
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OT Poetry: Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up contention (Prov. Pro Pr)
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