Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Julia Smith Translation

The slow to anger of much understanding: and the short 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 the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince. 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger:

Proverbs 14:17

He that is quickly angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger quiets strife.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man delays his anger; and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Numbers 12:3

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth.)

Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Proverbs 25:28

He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 4:8

Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honor, when you do embrace her.

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

James 3:17-18

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

Daniel 3:19-25

Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his appearance was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

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