8 Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
8 Scornful men bring bring...: or, set a city on fire a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.
8 A gang of cynics can upset a whole city; a group of sages can calm everyone down.
8 Scoffers set a city aflame, But wise men turn away wrath.
8 Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.
(Read Proverbs 29:8)
The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God.