Proverbs 14:35
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English Standard Version
A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

King James Bible
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

American Standard Version
The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

English Revised Version
The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely: but his wrath shall be against him that causeth shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
The king's favor is towards a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

Proverbs 14:35 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

29 He that is slow to anger is rich in understanding;

     But he that is easily excited carries off folly.

ארך אפּים (constr. of ארך) is he who puts off anger long, viz., the outbreak of anger, האריך, Proverbs 19:11, i.e., lets it not come in, but shuts it out long (μακρόθυμος equals βραδὺς εἰς ὀργήν, James 1:19); and קצר־רוּח, he who in his spirit and temper, viz., as regards anger (for רוּח denotes also the breathing out and snorting, Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 33:11), is short, i.e., (since shortness of time is meant) is rash and suddenly (cf. quick to anger, praeceps in iram, 17a) breaks out with it, not ὀλιγόψυχος (but here ὀξύθυμος), as the lxx translate 17a. The former, who knows how to control his affections, shows himself herein as "great in understanding" (cf. 2 Samuel 23:20), or as a "man of great understanding" (Lat. multus prudenti); the contrary is he who suffers himself to be impelled by his affections into hasty, inconsiderate action, which is here expressed more actively by מרים אוּלת. Does this mean that he bears folly to the view (Luther, Umbreit, Bertheau, Elster, and others)? But for that idea the Mishle style has other expressions, Proverbs 12:23; Proverbs 13:16; Proverbs 15:2, cf. Proverbs 14:17. Or does it mean that he makes folly high, i.e., shows himself highly foolish (lxx, Syr., Targum, Fleischer, and others)? But that would be expressed rather by הגדּיל or הרבּה. Or is it he heightens folly (Lwenstein, Hitzig)? But the remark that the angry ebullition is itself a gradual heightening of the foolish nature of such an one is not suitable, for the choleric man, who lets the evenness of his disposition be interrupted by a breaking forth of anger, is by no means also in himself a fool. Rashi is right when he says, מפרישה לחלקו, i.e., (to which also Fleischer gives the preference) aufert pro portione sua stultitiam. The only appropriate parallel according to which it is to be explained, is Proverbs 3:35. But not as Ewald: he lifts up folly, which lies as it were before his feet on his life's path; but: he takes off folly, in the sense of Leviticus 6:8, i.e., he carries off folly, receives a portion of folly; for as to others, so also to himself, when he returns to calm blood, that which he did in his rage must appear as folly and madness.

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king's

Proverbs 19:12,13 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass...

Proverbs 20:8,26 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes...

Proverbs 22:11 He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Psalm 101:4-8 A fraudulent heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person...

Matthew 24:45-51 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season...

Luke 12:42-48 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

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Proverbs 10:5 He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

Proverbs 19:26 He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach.

Cross References
Matthew 24:45
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Matthew 24:47
Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

Matthew 25:21
His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'

Matthew 25:23
His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

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