New International Version
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
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.
Proverbs 17:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Nor to strike princes for equity - To fall out with the ruler of the people, and to take off his head under pretense of his not being a just or equitable governor, is unjust. To kill a king on the ground of justice is a most dreadful omen to any land. Where was it ever done, that it promoted the public prosperity? No experiment of this kind has ever yet succeeded, howsoever worthless the king might be.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
an excellent spirit
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
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