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Proverbs 15:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A wrathful man, stirreth up strife, but, he that is slow to anger, calmeth contention.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A wrathfull man stirreth vp strife: but he that is slow to anger, appeaseth strife.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A passionate man stirs up strife; but [he that is] slow to anger appeases even a rising one. A man slow to anger will extinguish quarrels; but an ungodly man rather stirs [them] up.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A wrathful 2534
{2534} Prime
From H3179; heat; figuratively anger, poison (from its fever).
man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
stirreth up 1624
{1624} Prime
A primitive root; properly to grate, that is, (figuratively) to anger.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
strife: 4066
{4066} Prime
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
but [he that is] slow 750
{0750} Prime
From H0748; long.
to anger 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
appeaseth 8252
{8252} Prime
A primitive root; to repose (usually figuratively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
strife. 7379
{7379} Prime
From H7378; a contest (personal or legal).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:18

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 16:32).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:18

_ _ Here is, 1. Passion the great make-bate. Thence come wars and fightings. Anger strikes the fire which sets cities and churches into a flame: A wrathful man, with his peevish passionate reflections, stirs up strife, and sets people together by the ears; he gives occasion to others to quarrel, and takes the occasion that others give, though ever so trifling. When men carry their resentments too far, one quarrel still produces another. 2. Meekness the great peace-maker: He that is slow to anger not only prevents strife, that it be not kindled, but appeases it if it be already kindled, brings water to the flame, unites those again that have fallen out, and by gentle methods brings them to mutual concessions for peace-sake.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Proverbs 26:21 [As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.
Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more [right] in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
James 3:14-16 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. ... For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.


Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Genesis 13:8-9 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren. ... [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Judges 8:1-3 And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply. ... God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.
1 Samuel 25:24-44 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, [upon] me [let this] iniquity [be]: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. ... But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which [was] of Gallim.
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Acts 6:1-5 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. ... And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
James 1:19-20 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: ... For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
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