Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

Amplified

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

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 appropriate for a fool
how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

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

Proverbs 14:29

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

Proverbs 15:18

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

James 1:19

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

Genesis 50:15-21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, “If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the suffering we caused him.”

Proverbs 12:16

A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

Proverbs 17:14

To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out.

Proverbs 20:3

It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him food 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 to Him and said, “Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Romans 12:18-21

If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Ephesians 4:32-1

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

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