Disagreement and quarrels may lead to outbursts of temper. Beyond throwing dagger-like glances at the other party, people may even lunge at one another with daggers. How can we avoid such a potentially explosive situation?
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.