Proverbs 15:18 (NKJV) — 18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.
Stirring up or appeasing strife. Those who stir up strife, regardless of their self-justification, are people of wrath. Emotions may be hidden beneath a facade of concern or self-righteousness, but anger is beneath the surface. On the other hand, those who have their emotions under control demonstrate it by defusing strife.