Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

King James Version

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Holman Bible

A patient person shows great understanding,
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

International Standard Version

Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding as being quick-tempered compares to stupidity.

A Conservative Version

He who is slow to anger is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

American Standard Version

He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Amplified

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly.

Bible in Basic English

He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.

Darby Translation

He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that is slow to wrath is of great intelligence, but he that is short of spirit exalts folly.

Julia Smith Translation

The slow to anger of much understanding: and the short of spirit exalts folly.

King James 2000

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[He who is] slow to anger [has] great understanding, but the hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Modern King James verseion

He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Patience is a token of wisdom; but wrath and hasty displeasure is a token of foolishness.

NET Bible

The one who is slow to anger has great understanding, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly.

New Heart English Bible

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

The Emphasized Bible

One slow to anger, hath great understanding, but, the hasty in spirit, exalteth folly.

Webster

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

World English Bible

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that is slow
ארך 
'arek 
Usage: 15

is of great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

but he that is hasty
קצר 
Qatser 
Usage: 5

of spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

רוּם 
Ruwm 
Usage: 189

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

28 In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin. 29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. 30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

Proverbs 14:17

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 19:11

A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Numbers 12:3

(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)

Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

Proverbs 25:28

Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.

Proverbs 4:8

"Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Ecclesiastes 10:6

folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

Matthew 2:16

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.

Matthew 11:29

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

James 3:17-18

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Daniel 3:19-25

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

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