Proverbs 14:29
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New Living Translation
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

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

Darby Bible Translation
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.

Proverbs 14:29 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:29 Exalteth - Heb. lifteth up, like a banner, makes it known and visible to all men.

Proverbs 14:29 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Work
(Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.) Proverbs xiv. 23. In all labour there is profit. I fear there are more lessons in the Book of Proverbs than most of us care to learn. There is a lesson in every verse of it, and a shrewd one. Certain I am, that for a practical, business man, who has to do his duty and to make his way in this world, there is no guide so safe as these same Proverbs of Solomon. In this world, I say; for they say little about the world to come. Their doctrine is, that what
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons

The Backslider in Heart.
Text.--The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways.--Prov. xiv. 14. I CANNOT conclude this course of lectures, without warning converts against backsliding. In discussing this subject, I will state, I. What backsliding in heart is not. II. What backsliding in heart is. III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart. IV. Show what are consequences of backsliding in heart. V. How to recover from this state. I. What backsliding in heart is not. 1. It does not consist in the subsidence
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
I have read the letter which you in your wisdom have written me. You inveigh against me, and, though you once praised me and called me true partner and brother, you now write books to summon me to reply to the charges with which you terrify me. I see that in you are fulfilled the words of Solomon: "In the mouth of the foolish is the rod of contumely," and "A fool receives not the words of prudence, unless you say what is passing in his heart;" and the words of Isaiah: "The fool will speak folly,
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

Cross References
James 1:19
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Proverbs 14:28
A growing population is a king's glory; a prince without subjects has nothing.

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.

Proverbs 16:32
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.

Proverbs 17:27
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.

Proverbs 19:11
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Ecclesiastes 7:8
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.

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