Bible VersionsNASProverbs 15:1; Proverbs 15:23; Proverbs 16:1; Proverbs 16:4; Proverbs 29:19
Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 15:23; Proverbs 16:1; Proverbs 16:4; Proverbs 29:19 (New American Standard)
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.
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