New American Standard Bible
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
King James Bible
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
World English Bible
He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better, A man of calm (or noble) spirit is a man of understanding.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
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