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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 25:15


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 25:15

    By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

    World English Bible

    By patience a ruler is persuaded. A
    soft tongue breaks the bone.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 25:15

    By patience a prince shall be appeased, and a
    soft tongue shall break hardness.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    By
    long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

    Original Hebrew

    בארך
    753 אפים 639 יפתה 6601 קצין 7101 ולשׁון 3956 רכה 7390 תשׁבר 7665 גרם׃ 1634

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    VERSE (15) -
    Pr 15:1; 16:14 Ge 32:4-21 1Sa 25:14,24-44 Ec 10:4

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 25:15

    ¶ Con larga paciencia se aplaca el príncipe; y la lengua blanda quebranta los huesos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 25:15

    Verse 15. A
    soft tongue breaketh the bone. ] This is similar to another proverb on the same subject: "A soft answer turneth away wrath." An angry word does nothing but mischief.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. By
    long forbearing is a prince persuaded , etc.] To come into measures, and do that which his council and ministry advise him to, and to which he may seem at first very averse; but by a mild and gentle representation of things, by an humble submission of them to him, and by frequent remonstrances and patient waiting, his mind is softened, bent, and inclined to take their advice, and pursue the measures suggested to him; which, had they been pressed with heat, haughtiness, and haste, would have been rejected; and a soft tongue breaketh the bone ; or “hardness”, as the Vulgate Latin version renders it; soft words, or words delivered in soft language, remove hardness and roughness from the minds of men; and work upon, influence, and bend men, whose wills are obstinate and stubborn, and make them pliable and tractable: so David, with a soft tongue, wrought upon Saul, his enemy; and Abigail, by her soft language, turned the mind of David, who was bent upon the destruction of Nabal, ( 1 Samuel 24:16 25:32); (see Proverbs 15:1). Jarchi interprets this soft tongue of prayer and supplication, by which severe things against sinners are removed from them; and so he understands the former clause of the forbearance of God, which gives encouragement to sinners, to persuade him in their favour by repentance and prayer; (see Matthew 18:26,27).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 15 - Be
    patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind.


    Original Hebrew

    בארך 753 אפים 639 יפתה 6601 קצין 7101 ולשׁון 3956 רכה 7390 תשׁבר 7665 גרם׃ 1634


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