Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 A large population is a king's glory, but a shortage of people is a ruler's ruin. 29 Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding as being quick-tempered compares to stupidity. 30 A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

James 1:19

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Proverbs 14:17

A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.

Proverbs 16:32

Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city.

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Proverbs 19:11

A person's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is to his credit that he ignores an offence.

Numbers 12:3

Now the man Moses was very humble more than any person on earth.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered,

Proverbs 25:28

Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control.

Proverbs 4:8

Prize her and she will exalt you. Indeed, if you embrace her, she will honor you.

Proverbs 25:8

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Foolishness is given great honor, while the prosperous sit in lowly places.

Matthew 2:16

Herod flew into a rage when he learned that he had been tricked by the wise men, so he ordered the execution of all the male children in Bethlehem and all its neighboring regions, who were two years old and younger, according to the time that he had determined from the wise men.

Matthew 11:29

Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls,

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

James 3:17-18

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

Daniel 3:19-25

Out of control with rage, Nebuchadnezzar's facial expression changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and he ordered that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual.

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