King James Version
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
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
hasty...: Heb. short of spirit
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.Proverbs 14:29 Parallel Commentaries
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'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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