Proverbs 16:32
Good News Translation
It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.

Contemporary English Version
Controlling your temper is better than being a hero who captures a city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

New American Bible
The patient are better than warriors, and those who rule their temper, better than the conqueror of a city.

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The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

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Proverbs 14:29 He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Proverbs 15:18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

Proverbs 19:11 The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs.

Psalm 103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.

Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children:

James 1:19 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

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Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.

Proverbs 25:28 As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good.

Revelation 3:21 To him that shall overcome, I will give to sit with me in my throne: as I also have overcome and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
31Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice. 32The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.33Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.…
Cross References
James 1:19
You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

2 Kings 5:12
Are not the Abana, and the Pharphar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, that I may wash in them, and be made clean? So as he turned, and was going away with indignation,

Proverbs 14:29
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Proverbs 16:31
Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.

Proverbs 16:33
Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.

Proverbs 19:11
The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs.

Proverbs 25:28
As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.

Ecclesiastes 7:8
Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous.

Additional Translations
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.He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

A man slow to anger is better than a strong man; and he that governs his temper better than he that takes a city.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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

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

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

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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