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Proverbs 29:8

Context
NET ©

Scornful people 1  inflame 2  a city, 3  but those who are wise turn away wrath.

NIV ©

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

NASB ©

Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.

NLT ©

Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but those who are wise will calm anger.

MSG ©

A gang of cynics can upset a whole city; a group of sages can calm everyone down.

BBE ©

Men of pride are the cause of violent acts in a town, but by wise men wrath is turned away.

NRSV ©

Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

NKJV ©

Scoffers set a city aflame, But wise men turn away wrath.


KJV
Scornful
<03944>
men
<0582>
bring
<06315> (0)
a city
<07151>
into a snare
<06315> (8686)_:
but wise
<02450>
[men] turn away
<07725> (8686)
wrath
<0639>_.
{bring...: or, set a city on fire}
NASB ©
Scorners
<0582>
<3944> set
<06315>
a city
<07151>
aflame
<06315>
, But wise
<02450>
men
<02450>
turn
<07725>
away
<07725>
anger
<0639>
.
HEBREW
Pa
<0639>
wbysy
<07725>
Mymkxw
<02450>
hyrq
<07151>
wxypy
<06315>
Nwul
<03944>
ysna (29:8)
<0376>
LXXM
(36:8) andrev
<435
N-NPM
loimoi
<3061
A-NPM
exekausan {V-AAI-3P} polin
<4172
N-ASF
sofoi
<4680
A-NPM
de
<1161
PRT
apestreqan
<654
V-AAI-3P
orghn
<3709
N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
Scornful
<03944>
people
<0376>
inflame
<06315>
a city
<07151>
, but those who are wise
<02450>
turn away
<07725>
wrath
<0639>
.
NET ©

Scornful people 1  inflame 2  a city, 3  but those who are wise turn away wrath.

NET © Notes

tn Heb “men of scorn”; NAB “Arrogant men”; ASV, NRSV “Scoffers”; NIV, NLT “Mockers.”

tn The verb means “to blow; to breathe” (BDB 806 s.v. פּוּחַ). In the Hiphil imperfect its meaning here is “to excite; to inflame” a city, as in blowing up a flame or kindling a fire. It is also used with “words” in 6:19 and 12:17 – they “puff out words.” Such scornful people make dangerous situations worse, whereas the wise calm things down (e.g., 2 Sam 20).

tn The term “city” is a metonymy of subject; it refers to the people in the city who can easily be set in an uproar by such scornful people.



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