New American Standard Bible
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
King James Bible
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
World English Bible
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Exalteth folly - Lifts it up, as it were, on high, and exposes it to the gaze of all men.
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... 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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This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
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