New American Standard Bible
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
King James Bible
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.
World English Bible
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the latter end of a thing than its beginning, Better is the patient of spirit, than the haughty of spirit.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better - Inasmuch as something certain is attained, man contemplates the end throughout an entire course of action, and does not rest upon the beginning.
Patient ... proud - literally, "Long," long-suffering ..."high," in the sense of impatient.
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.
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