New International Version
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.
King James Bible
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Darby Bible Translation
The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
World English Bible
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.
Proverbs 19:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is his glory to pass over a transgression - "No," says what is termed a man of honor; "he must meet me as a gentleman; I must have his blood, let God say what he will." O poor, dastardly coward! thou canst not bear the reproach of poor, flimsy, paltry fellows who ridicule thee, because thou hast refused to commit murder. Such laws should be put down by law; and the man that gives a challenge should be hanged, because he intends to commit murder.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
discretion or prudence
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
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.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
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