Proverbs 14:17
New International Version
A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

New Living Translation
Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

English Standard Version
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Berean Study Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a devious man is hated.

New American Standard Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

King James Bible
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Christian Standard Bible
A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, and one who schemes is hated.

Contemporary English Version
Fools have quick tempers, and no one likes you if you can't be trusted.

Good News Translation
People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated.

International Standard Version
A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.

NET Bible
A person who has a quick temper does foolish things, and a person with crafty schemes is hated.

New Heart English Bible
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Nothing a hasty man does is advised and a wise man is temperate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A short-tempered person acts stupidly, and a person who plots evil is hated.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.

New American Standard 1977
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is quickly angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked intentions is hated.

American King James Version
He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

American Standard Version
He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.

English Revised Version
He that is soon angry will deal foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

World English Bible
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Wise Woman
16A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless. 17A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a devious man is hated. 18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.…
Cross References
2 Kings 5:12
Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not have washed in them and been cleansed?" So he turned and went away in a rage.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless.

Proverbs 14:18
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger settles in the lap of a fool.

Treasury of Scripture

He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

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Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is …

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules …

Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

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Proverbs 6:18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in …

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices …

Esther 3:6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had …

Esther 7:5,6 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who …

Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices …

Jeremiah 5:26-29 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …







Lexicon
A quick-tempered man
קְֽצַר־ (qə·ṣar-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7116: Short

acts
יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

foolishly,
אִוֶּ֑לֶת (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 200: Silliness

and a devious
מְ֝זִמּ֗וֹת (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good

man
וְאִ֥ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is hated.
יִשָּׂנֵֽא׃ (yiś·śā·nê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate
(17) Dealeth foolishly.--Does silly things, and makes himself an object of ridicule, but not of hatred; whereas the "man of (wicked) devices" is hated for his cold-blooded malice.

Verse 17. - He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly. The contrast to the irascible, passionate man is seen in the man slow to anger (ver. 29; Proverbs 15:18). Such a one, in his haste and passion, does things which in calmer moments he must see are foolish and ridiculous. Says Euripides ('Hyp.,' Fragm.) -

Ἔξω γὰρ ὀργῆς πᾶς ἀνὴρ σοφώτερος

"Wiser is every man from passion freed." Be not angry, says the Talmud, "and you will not sin." Cato, 'Dist.,' 1:37 -

"Ipse tibi moderare tuis ut parcere possis." And a man of wicked devices is hated. The contrast is not between the different ways in which the two characters are regarded, as that one is despised and ridiculed, and the other hated; but two kinds of evil are set forth in contradistinction, viz. hasty anger and deliberate plotting against others. Septuagint, "The irascible man (ὀξύθυμος) acts without deliberation. but the prudent man endureth much." The Hebrew term, "man of devices," being ambiguous, the LXX. takes it in a favourable sense, φρόνιμος; and they have a different reading of the verb. 14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
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