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Proverbs 15:1

dA soft answer turns away wrath,

but ea harsh word stirs up anger.

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Proverbs 15:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

A gentle answer turns away wrath,

but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A soft answer turneth away wrath:

But grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

A gentle answer deflects anger,

but harsh words make tempers flare.

Proverbs 15:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A soft answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

A gentle answer will calm a person’s anger,

but an unkind answer will cause more anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A soft answer turneth away wrath;

But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A gentle answer turns away rage,

but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A gentle answer turns away anger,

but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 15:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A soft answer turns away wrath,

but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A soft answer will turn away wrath,

but a word of trouble will stir anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A gentle answer turns anger away.

But mean words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

A gentle answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger.