Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Amplified


Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger,
And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].

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.

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.

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 For a fool living in luxury is not fitting, [any] more [than it is] for a slave to rule over princes. 11 The understanding of a person makes him slow to his {anger}, and his glory overlooks offense. 12 The rage of a king growls like a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

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.

Proverbs 14:29

[He who is] slow to anger [has] great understanding, but the hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:18

A man who is hot-tempered will stir up strife, but he who is slow [to] {anger}, he will calm contention.

James 1:19

Understand [this], my dear brothers: every person must be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

Genesis 50:15-21

And when the brothers of Joseph saw that their father [was] dead, they said, "It may be [that] Joseph will hold a grudge against us and pay us back dearly for all the evil that we did to him."

Proverbs 12:16

As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent.

Proverbs 17:14

[Like] the release of water [is] the beginning of strife; before it breaks out, stop the quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3

[It is] honorable for the man to refrain from strife, but every fool will be quick to quarrel.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy [is] hungry, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water.

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say to 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 will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him? Up to seven times?"

Romans 12:18-21

If [it is] possible on your [part], be at peace with all people.

Ephesians 4:32-1

Become kind toward one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as also God in Christ has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

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