Proverbs 25:15

Overview - Proverbs 25
Observations about kings,
and about avoiding causes of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.
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Proverbs 25:15  (King James Version)
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

15:1 16:14 Genesis 32:4-21 ; 1 Samuel 25:14 1 Samuel 25:24-44 ; Ecclesiastes 10:4

the bone
Rather, "a bone;" that is, soft and conciliating language will often accomplish the most difficult things.