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.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous 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.
Proverbs 14:17 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The contrast lies between two forms of evil. Hasty anger acts foolishly, but the "man of wicked devices," vindictive and insidious, incurs all men's hatred.
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'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
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