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Proverbs 25:15

15  With epatience a ruler may be persuaded,

and a soft tongue will break a bone.

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Proverbs 25:15 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,

and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,

And a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Patience can persuade a prince,

and soft speech can break bones.

Proverbs 25:15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,

And a gentle tongue breaks a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 With patience you can convince a ruler,

and a gentle word can get through to the hard-headed.

Proverbs 25:15 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

15 By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded,

And a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 With patience you can persuade a ruler, 

and a soft tongue can break bones. 

Proverbs 25:15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 A ruler can be persuaded through patience,

and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded,

and a soft tongue can break bones.

Proverbs 25:15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded,

and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

15 If you are patient, you can win an official over to your side.

And gentle words can break a bone.

Proverbs 25:15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded,

And a soft tongue breaks the bone.