Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness. 32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 25:28

Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.

James 1:19

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

Psalm 103:8

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Romans 12:21

Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Ephesians 5:1

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Revelation 3:21

He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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