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.
Proverbs 14:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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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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
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
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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.
The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
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