Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
Read Proverbs 29:8 Using Other Translations
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.
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