Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 16:14; Ecclesiastes 10:4

15  dA soft answer turns away wrath,

but ea harsh word stirs up anger.

14  eA king’s wrath is a messenger of death,

and a wise man will fappease it.

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, jdo not leave your place,

kfor calmness1 will lay great offenses to rest.