New Living Translation
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
King James Bible
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
World English Bible
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
Proverbs 14:29 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:29 Exalteth - Heb. lifteth up, like a banner, makes it known and visible to all men.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
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A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
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