Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 Old age is a crown of glory if it is found in the way of righteousness. 32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:29

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

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 25:28

The man whose spirit has no restraint is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

James 1:19

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Psalm 103:8

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Ephesians 5:1

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children

Revelation 3:21

To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with my Father in his throne.

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