Proverbs 16:32
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New American Standard Bible
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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April 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Unsound Spiritual Trading
A sermon (No. 849) delivered on Lord's Day morning, January 10th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits."----Proverbs 16:2. During the last two years some of the most notable commercial reputations have been hopelessly destroyed. Men in the great world of trade who were trusted for hundreds of thousands of pounds, around whose characters there hovered no cloud of suspicion nor even the
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God" (Rom. 11:22). In the last chapter when treating of the Sovereignty of God the Father in Salvation, we examined seven passages which represent Him as making a choice from among the children of men, and predestinating certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son. The thoughtful reader will naturally ask, And what of those who were not "ordained to eternal life?" The answer which is usually returned to this question, even by those who profess
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
James 1:19
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

2 Kings 5:12
"Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.

Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 16:31
A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:11
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Proverbs 25:28
Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.

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