Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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 Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense. 12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 14:29

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

Proverbs 15:18

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

James 1:19

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift 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, "It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil which we did to him."

Proverbs 12:16

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

Matthew 5:44-45

But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?"

Romans 12:18-21

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

Ephesians 4:32-1

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;

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