Parallel Verses

Amplified

Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.

New American Standard Bible

A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A person's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is to his credit that he ignores an offence.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Bible in Basic English

A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The understanding of a person makes him slow to his {anger}, and his glory overlooks offense.

Modern King James verseion

The judgment of a man puts off his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man putteth off displeasure, and it is his honour to let some faults pass.

NET Bible

A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The discretion of a man, deferreth his anger, and, his adorning, is to pass over transgression.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

of a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

ארך 
'arak 
Usage: 34

and it is his glory
תּפארת תּפארה 
Tiph'arah 
Usage: 51

to pass over
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

10 Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool -- "much less for a slave to rule over princes. 11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. 12 The king's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

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

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases contention.

James 1:19

Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.

Genesis 50:15-21

When Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Perhaps now Joseph will hate us and will pay us back for all the evil we did to him.

Proverbs 12:16

A fool's wrath is quickly and openly known, but a prudent man ignores an insult.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Matthew 5:44-45

But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? [As many as] up to seven times?

Romans 12:18-21

If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Ephesians 4:32-1

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-13

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].

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