Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

Amplified

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city.

Bible in Basic English

He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.

Darby Translation

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who is slow to anger [is] better than him who is mighty, and he who controls his spirit than him who captures a city.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A patient man is better than one strong; and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.

NET Bible

Better to be slow to anger than to be a mighty warrior, and one who controls his temper is better than one who captures a city.

New Heart English Bible

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

The Emphasized Bible

Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.

Webster

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

World English Bible

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.

Interlinear

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

than the mighty
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

and he that ruleth
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

לכד 
Lakad 
Usage: 121

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

31 Gray hair is a glorious crown;
it is found in the way of righteousness.
32 Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:29

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

Proverbs 19:11

A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict,
but a man slow to anger calms strife.

Proverbs 25:28

A man who does not control his temper
is like a city whose wall is broken down.

James 1:19

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

Psalm 103:8

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love.

Proverbs 16:19

Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble
than to divide plunder with the proud.

Romans 12:21

Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

Revelation 3:21

The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.

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