Proverbs 14:17
New International Version
A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

New Living Translation
Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

English Standard Version
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Berean Study Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a devious man is hated.

King James Bible
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

New King James Version
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

New American Standard Bible
A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, And a person of evil devices is hated.

NASB 1995
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

NASB 1977
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

Amplified Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly and without self-control, And a man of wicked schemes is hated.

Christian Standard Bible
A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, and one who schemes is hated.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated.

American Standard Version
He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Nothing a hasty man does is advised and a wise man is temperate.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A passionate man acts inconsiderately; but a sensible man bears up under many things.

Contemporary English Version
Fools have quick tempers, and no one likes you if you can't be trusted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.

English Revised Version
He that is soon angry will deal foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Good News Translation
People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A short-tempered person acts stupidly, and a person who plots evil is hated.

International Standard Version
A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is short of temper does folly, And a man of wicked schemes is hated.

NET Bible
A person who has a quick temper does foolish things, and a person with crafty schemes is hated.

New Heart English Bible
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wise Woman
16A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless. 17A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a devious man is hated. 18The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.…

Cross References
2 Kings 5:12
Are not the Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not have washed in them and been cleansed?" So he turned and went away in a rage.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless.

Proverbs 14:18
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger settles in the lap of a fool.


Treasury of Scripture

He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

that

Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 12:16
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

a man

Proverbs 6:18
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Proverbs 12:2
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Esther 3:6
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.









(17) Dealeth foolishly.--Does silly things, and makes himself an object of ridicule, but not of hatred; whereas the "man of (wicked) devices" is hated for his cold-blooded malice.

Verse 17. - He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly. The contrast to the irascible, passionate man is seen in the man slow to anger (ver. 29; Proverbs 15:18). Such a one, in his haste and passion, does things which in calmer moments he must see are foolish and ridiculous. Says Euripides ('Hyp.,' Fragm.) -

Ἔξω γὰρ ὀργῆς πᾶς ἀνὴρ σοφώτερος

"Wiser is every man from passion freed." Be not angry, says the Talmud, "and you will not sin." Cato, 'Dist.,' 1:37 -

"Ipse tibi moderare tuis ut parcere possis." And a man of wicked devices is hated. The contrast is not between the different ways in which the two characters are regarded, as that one is despised and ridiculed, and the other hated; but two kinds of evil are set forth in contradistinction, viz. hasty anger and deliberate plotting against others. Septuagint, "The irascible man (ὀξύθυμος) acts without deliberation. but the prudent man endureth much." The Hebrew term, "man of devices," being ambiguous, the LXX. takes it in a favourable sense, φρόνιμος; and they have a different reading of the verb.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A quick-tempered man
קְֽצַר־ (qə·ṣar-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7116: Short

acts
יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

foolishly,
אִוֶּ֑לֶת (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 200: Silliness

and a devious
מְ֝זִמּ֗וֹת (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good

man
וְאִ֥ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is hated.
יִשָּׂנֵֽא׃ (yiś·śā·nê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8130: To hate


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