Proverbs 19:11
New International Version
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.

New Living Translation
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

English Standard Version
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Berean Study Bible
A man’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

King James Bible
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

New King James Version
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.

New American Standard Bible
A person’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook an offense.

NASB 1995
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

NASB 1977
A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Amplified Bible
Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger, And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].

Christian Standard Bible
A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

American Standard Version
The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A merciful man is long-suffering; and his triumph overtakes transgressors.

Contemporary English Version
It's wise to be patient and show what you are like by forgiving others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The learning of a man is known by patience and his glory is to pass over wrongs.

English Revised Version
The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Good News Translation
If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense.

International Standard Version
A person's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is to his credit that he ignores an offence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is the discretion of a man to be slow to anger, And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Literal Standard Version
The wisdom of a man has deferred his anger, "" And his glory [is] to pass over transgression.

NET Bible
A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

New Heart English Bible
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

World English Bible
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
10Luxury is unseemly for a fool—how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! 11A man’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense. 12A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with one another and forgive any complaint you may have against someone else. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

2 Kings 5:12
Are not the 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 11:13
A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.

Proverbs 14:29
A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man promotes folly.

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool vents all his anger, but a wise man holds it back.


Treasury of Scripture

The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

discretion or prudence

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

Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

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

and

Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 20:3
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 25:21
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:









(11) It is his glory to pass over a transgression.--In this he imitates a Greater. Comp. Micah 7:18; Romans 3:25; Matthew 5:45.)

Verse 11. - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; maketh him slow to anger. "A merciful man is long suffering," Septuagint; "The teaching of a man is known by patience," Vulgate. (See Proverbs 14:17, 29.) The Greek moralist gives the advice -

Νίκησον ὀργὴν τῷ λογίζεσθαι καλῶς
"Thine anger quell by reason's timely aid." The contrary disposition betokens folly (Proverbs 14:17). It is his glory to pus over a transgression. It is a real triumph and glory for man to forgive and to take no notice of injuries offered him. Thus in his poor way he imitates Almighty God (Micah 7:18, "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his auger forever, because he delighteth in mercy"). Here it is discretion or prudence that makes a man patient and forgiving; elsewhere the same effect is attributed to love (Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 17:9). The Septuagint Version is hard to understand: Τὸ δὲ καύχημα αὐτοῦ ἐπέρχεται παρανόμοις, "And his glorying cometh on the transgressors;" but, taken in connection with the former hemistich, it seems to mean that the patient man's endurance of the contradictions of sinners is no reproach or disgrace to him, but redounds to his credit and virtue. "Vincit qui patitur," "He conquers who endures."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
A man’s
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

insight
שֵׂ֣כֶל (śê·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7922: Intelligence, success

gives him patience,
הֶאֱרִ֣יךְ (he·’ĕ·rîḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 748: To be, long

and his virtue
וְ֝תִפאַרְתּ֗וֹ‪‬ (wə·ṯi·p̄·’ar·tōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory

is to overlook
עֲבֹ֣ר (‘ă·ḇōr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

an offense.
פָּֽשַׁע׃ (pā·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression


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