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Anger and the Mouth?
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30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
34 For jealousy is a husband’s fury; Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.
18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
16 A fool's wrath is known at once, but a prudent man covers shame.
10 By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.
16 A wise man fears and departs from evil, but a fool rages and is self-confident. 17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of wicked intentions is hated.
|Prov. 14:20-21 |
20 The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins; but he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, but he who is impulsive exalts folly.
35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him who causes shame.
1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred. 18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention.
14 As messengers of death is the king's wrath, but a wise man will appease it.
26 The person who labors, labors for himself, For his hungry mouth drives him on.
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
14 The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
19 He who loves transgression loves strife, and he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows.
18 Casting lots causes contentions to cease, and keeps the mighty apart. 19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle
7 All the brothers of the poor hate him; How much more do his friends go far from him! He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. 12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment; For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
2 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.
9 Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
14 A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.
19 Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.
24 A proud and haughty man - "Scoffer" is his name; He acts with arrogant pride.
8 He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, and the rod of his anger will fail.
10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave; Yes, strife and reproach will cease.
24 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, 25 Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 30 Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine.
8 Do not go hastily to court; For what will you do in the end, When your neighbor has put you to shame?
17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house, Lest he become weary of you and hate you.
23 The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
17 He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own Is like one who takes a dog by the ears.
20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. 21 As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Prov. 26:24-26, 28
24 He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within himself; 25 When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart; 26 Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. 28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them. 4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy?
15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike;
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.
25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.
8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being.
22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.
21 For three things the earth is perturbed, Yes, for four it cannot bear up: 22 For a servant when he reigns, A fool when he is filled with food, 23 A hateful woman when she is married, and a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.
33 For as the churning of milk produces butter, and wringing the nose produces blood, So the forcing of wrath produces strife.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.
3 For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth;
Prov. 6:16, 19
16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 19 A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.
6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things; 7 For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them. 9 They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. 14 Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool. 19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
Prov. 11:9, 11
9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered. 11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
6 The words of the wicked are, "Lie in wait for blood," but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. 14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him.
17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. 18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. 19 The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Prov. 12:22, 25
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truthfully are His delight. 25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
3 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
23 In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty.
Prov. 15:1-2, 4
1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the fool does not do so.
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
Prov. 15:26, 28
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but the words of the pure are pleasant. 28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
Prov. 16:21, 23-24
21 The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning. 23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Prov. 16:27-28, 30
27 An ungodly man digs up evil, and it is on his lips like a burning fire. 28 A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates the best of friends. 30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil.
4 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.
Prov. 17:7, 9
7 Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince. 9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. 28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows. 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, and they go down into the inmost body.
13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.
20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
15 There is gold and a multitude of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.
25 It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as holy, and afterward to reconsider his vows.
6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death..
23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
28 A false witness shall perish, but the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
11 He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak right things.
1 Do not be envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them; 2 For their heart devises violence, and their lips talk of troublemaking.
Prov. 24:26, 28
26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips. 28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, For would you deceive with your lips?
8 Do not go hastily to court; For what will you do in the end, When your neighbor has put you to shame? 9 Debate your case with your neighbor, and do not disclose the secret to another; 10 Lest he who hears it expose your shame, and your reputation be ruined. 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.
15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks a bone.
23 The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes. 6 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool Cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Prov. 26:7, 9
7 Like the legs of the lame that hang limp Is a proverb in the mouth of fools. 9 Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
22 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, and they go down into the inmost body. 23 Fervent lips with a wicked heart Are like earthenware covered with silver dross. 24 He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within himself;
28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, and a man is valued by what others say of him.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
11 A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.
20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
10 Do not malign a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.
32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
8 Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.