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Proverbs 14:17

    Proverbs 14:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:17

    He that is soon angry - קצר אפים ketsar appayim, "short of nostrils:" because, when a man is angry, his nose is contracted, and drawn up towards his eyes.

    Dealeth foolishly - He has no time for reflection; he is hurried on by his passions, speaks like a fool, and acts like a madman.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:17

    The contrast lies between two forms of evil. Hasty anger acts foolishly, but the "man of wicked devices," vindictive and insidious, incurs all men's hatred.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:17

    14:17 Foolishly - His passion hurries him into foolish speeches and actions. Wicked devices - One who suppresses his passion, but meditates revenge. Hated - Both by God and men.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 14:17

    Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
    Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
    Psalms 145:8 - The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

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