15 dA soft answer turns away wrath,
but ea harsh word stirs up anger.
but he who is gslow to anger quiets contention.
32 jWhoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
17 mBetter is a dry morsel with quiet
than a house full of feasting1 with strife.
14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
so gquit before the quarrel breaks out.
19 Whoever loves transgression loves strife;
he who lmakes his door high seeks destruction.
27 Whoever wrestrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
18 rThe lot puts an end to quarrels
and decides between powerful contenders.
19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
11 pGood sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s wrath is like qthe growling of a lion,
19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty,
for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
3 It is an honor for a man to dkeep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.
22 Do not say, j“I will repay evil”;
kwait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
29 Do not say, g“I will do to him as he has done to me;
I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
21 kIf your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
22 for you will heap lburning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.
28 A man swithout self-control
is like ta city broken into and left without walls.
4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,
but who can stand before bjealousy?
8 oScoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is pno quiet.
11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
22 dA man of wrath stirs up strife,
and one given to anger causes much transgression.
32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,
or if you have been devising evil,
eput your hand on your mouth.
33 For pressing milk produces curds,
pressing the nose produces blood,
and pressing anger produces strife.