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If you cannot control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls, open to attack.
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As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.
Proverbs 16:32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
Proverbs 22:24 Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man:
1 Samuel 20:30 Then Saul being angry against Jonathan, said to him: Thou son of a woman that is the ravisher of a man, do I not know that thou lovest the son of Isai to thy own confusion, and to the confusion of thy shameless mother?
1 Samuel 25:17 Wherefore consider, and think what thou hast to do: for evil is determined against thy husband, and against thy house, and he is a son of Belial, so that no man can speak to him.
ContextMore Proverbs of Solomon
…27As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory. 28As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.
2 Chronicles 32:5
He built up also with great diligence all the wall that had been broken down, and built towers upon it, and another wall without: and he repaired Mello in the city of David, and made all sorts of arms and shields:
And they said to me: They that have remained, and are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction, and reproach: and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire.
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
Additional TranslationsLike a city whose walls are broken down is a man who does not control his temper.He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
He whose spirit is without restraint Is like a city that is broken down and without walls.
As a city whose walls are broken down, and which is unfortified, so is a man who does anything without counsel.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is [as] a city broken down, without walls.
He whose spirit is without restraint is like a city that is broken down and hath no wall.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.
A city broken down without walls, Is a man without restraint over his spirit!
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