New Living Translation
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
King James Bible
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.
World English Bible
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the latter end of a thing than its beginning, Better is the patient of spirit, than the haughty of spirit.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:8 The end - The good or evil of things is better known by their end, than by their beginning. The patient - Who quietly waits for the issue of things. The proud - Which he puts instead of hasty or impatient, because pride is the chief cause of impatience.
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Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.
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