Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 [and profits from his self-control],
But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see].

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.

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 the king's decoration: and in the cessation of the people the destruction of the prince. 29 The slow to anger of much understanding: and the short of spirit exalts folly. 30 A heart of healing, the life of the flesh: and jealousy the rottenness of the bones.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Thou shalt not be hastened in thy spirit to be angry, for anger shall rest in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19

Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger:

Proverbs 14:17

He reaping anger will do folly: and a man of mischiefs will be hated.

Proverbs 16:32

He slow to anger is, good above the strong; and, he ruling over his spirit above him taking a city,

Proverbs 15:18

A man of wrath will excite strife: and he slow to anger will appease contention.

Proverbs 19:11

The understanding of man will defer his anger: and his glory to pass over transgression.

Numbers 12:3

And the man Moses greatly humble, more than all the men upon the face of the earth.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Thou shalt not be companion of the possessor of anger, and with the man of wrath thou shalt not go:

Proverbs 25:28

A city being broken down, and not a wall, a man who restrains not to his spirit.

Proverbs 4:8

Lift her up and she shall exalt thee: she will honor thee when thou. shalt embrace her.

Proverbs 25:8

Thou shalt not go forth hastily to strive, lest what thou shalt do in its latter state in thy neighbor putting thee to shame.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Folly was given to great heights, and the rich were set in lowness.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, seeing he was deluded by the magi, was very angry, and having sent, destroyed all the children which in Bethlehem, and in all its bounds, from two years and under, according to the time he examined thoroughly of the magi.

Matthew 11:29

Lift up my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is slow to anger, possesses kindness; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

James 3:17-18

And the wisdom from above is truly first pure, then peaceful, decorous, docile, full of mercy and good fruits, not separated, and unfeigned.

Daniel 3:19-25

In that time Nebuchadnezzar being filled with wrath, and the form of the visage was changed to him against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego: he answered and said to heat to the furnace one seven times above that it was seen to be heated.

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