Proverbs 14:17
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New International Version
A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that is soon angry - קצר אפים ketsar appayim, "short of nostrils:" because, when a man is angry, his nose is contracted, and drawn up towards his eyes.

Dealeth foolishly - He has no time for reflection; he is hurried on by his passions, speaks like a fool, and acts like a madman.

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Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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Proverbs 6:18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Esther 3:6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Esther 7:5,6 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that dared presume in his heart to do so...

Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words...

Jeremiah 5:26-29 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men...

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A Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Sin the Mocker
'Fools make a mock at sin; but among the righteous there is favour.'--Proverbs xiv, 9. The wisdom of this Book of Proverbs is not simply intellectual, but it has its roots in reverence and obedience to God, and for its accompaniment, righteousness. The wise man is the good man, and the good man is the godly man. And as is wisdom, so its opposite, folly, is not only intellectual feebleness--the bad man is a fool, and the godless is a bad man. The greatest amount of brain-power cultivated to the highest
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. Our common son, the bearer of these presents, when he brought the letters of your Holiness found me sick, and has left me sick; whence it has ensued that the scanty water of my brief epistle has been hardly able to exude to the large fountain of your Blessedness. But it was a heavenly boon that, while in a state of bodily pain, I received the letter of your Holiness to lift me up with joy for the instruction of the heretics of the city
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Intercession of Christ
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us! T he Redemption of the soul is precious. Fools make mock of sin (Proverbs 14:9) . But they will not think lightly of it, who duly consider the majesty, authority, and goodness of Him, against whom it is committed; and who are taught, by what God actually has done, what sin rendered necessary to be done, before a sinner could have a well-grounded
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
2 Kings 5:12
Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.

Proverbs 14:16
The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

Proverbs 14:18
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

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