New American Standard Bible
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
King James Bible
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Darby Bible Translation
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's vexation is heavier than them both.
World English Bible
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Young's Literal Translation
A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Ecclus. 22:15; a like comparison between the heaviest material burdens and the more intolerable load of unreasoning passion.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
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