Proverbs 14:29
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English Standard Version
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

King James Bible
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

American Standard Version
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

English Revised Version
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

There now follows a considerable series of proverbs (Proverbs 14:23-31) which, with a single exception (Proverbs 14:24), have all this in common, that one or two key-words in them begin with מ.

23 In all labour there is gain,

     But idle talk leadeth only to loss.

Here the key-words are מותר and מחסור (parallel Proverbs 21:5, cf. with Proverbs 11:24), which begin with מ. עצב is labour, and that earnest and unwearied, as at Proverbs 10:22. If one toils on honestly, then there always results from it something which stands forth above the endeavour as its result and product, vid., at Job 30:11, where it is shown how יתר, from the primary meaning to be stretched out long, acquires the meaning of that which hangs over, shoots over, copiousness, and gain. By the word of the lips, on the contrary, i.e., purposeless and inoperative talk (דּבר שׂפתים as Isaiah 36:5, cf. Job 11:2), nothing is gained, but on the contrary there is only loss, for by it one only robs both himself and others of time, and wastes strength, which might have been turned to better purpose, to say nothing of the injury that is thereby done to his soul; perhaps also he morally injures, or at least discomposes and wearies others.

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slow

Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were on the face of the earth.)

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

1 Corinthians 13:4,5 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

but

Proverbs 22:24,25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go...

Proverbs 25:8,28 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame...

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth...

hasty

Proverbs 4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honor, when you do embrace her.

Ecclesiastes 10:6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Cross References
James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Proverbs 14:28
In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 16:32
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 17:27
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 19:11
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Ecclesiastes 7:8
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

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