New Living Translation
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
King James Bible
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
World English Bible
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:32 Is better - Of a more gallant and generous spirit, and more valiant and victorious.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
2 Kings 5:12
Aren't the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar, better than any of the rivers of Israel? Why shouldn't I wash in them and be healed?" So Naaman turned and went away in a rage.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.
We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.
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