Proverbs 19:11
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New International Version
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.

New Living Translation
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

English Standard Version
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and 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 Bible
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

NET Bible
A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The intelligence of a man is his patience and his glory is the passing from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

King James 2000 Bible
The discretion of a man delays his anger; and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

American King James Version
The discretion of a man defers his 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The learning of a man is known by patience and his glory is to pass over wrongs.

Darby Bible Translation
The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

English Revised Version
The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:11. He attains the most true glory who endeavours most steadily to overcome evil with good. 12. Christ is a King, whose wrath against his enemies will be as the roaring of a lion, and his favour to his people as the refreshing dew. 13. It shows the vanity of the world, that we are liable to the greatest griefs where we promise ourselves the greatest comfort.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; maketh him slow to anger. "A merciful man is long suffering," Septuagint; "The teaching of a man is known by patience," Vulgate. (See Proverbs 14:17, 29.) The Greek moralist gives the advice -

Νίκησον ὀργὴν τῷ λογίζεσθαι καλῶς
"Thine anger quell by reason's timely aid." The contrary disposition betokens folly (Proverbs 14:17). It is his glory to pus over a transgression. It is a real triumph and glory for man to forgive and to take no notice of injuries offered him. Thus in his poor way he imitates Almighty God (Micah 7:18, "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his auger forever, because he delighteth in mercy"). Here it is discretion or prudence that makes a man patient and forgiving; elsewhere the same effect is attributed to love (Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 17:9). The Septuagint Version is hard to understand: Τὸ δὲ καύχημα αὐτοῦ ἐπέρχεται παρανόμοις, "And his glorying cometh on the transgressors;" but, taken in connection with the former hemistich, it seems to mean that the patient man's endurance of the contradictions of sinners is no reproach or disgrace to him, but redounds to his credit and virtue. "Vincit qui patitur," "He conquers who endures."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger,.... That he does not show it immediately; but takes time to consider of the offence given him, and makes use of a proper time to resent what is fit should be resented; he is a wise and discreet man that is slow to anger, Proverbs 14:29. He is most like to God, who is "longsuffering, abundant in goodness and truth", Exodus 34:6; and it is to the honour of his "name" that he "defers his anger", and "refrains from" cutting off those that offend him, Isaiah 48:9;

and it is his glory to pass over a transgression; to forgive an offence committed; it is the duty and interest of a man to do so, and it is to his honour; as the contrary greatly reflects dishonour on him, and tends to his disgrace and reproach, if not to his ruin; see Matthew 18:32.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. (Compare Pr 14:29; 16:32). This inculcation of a forgiving spirit shows that true religion is always the same (Mt 5:22-24).

Proverbs 19:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
10Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes. 11A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression. 12The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

2 Kings 5:12
Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Proverbs 16:32
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

Proverbs 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
Treasury of Scripture

The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

discretion or prudence

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is …

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 …

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore …

Colossians 3:12,13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

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

and

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules …

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, …

Genesis 50:15-21 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, …

Matthew 5:44,45 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do …

Matthew 18:21,22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother …

Romans 12:18-21 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men…

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, …

Ephesians 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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