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Proverbs 14:29

    Proverbs 14:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that is slow to anger is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:29

    That is hasty of spirit - קצר רוח ketsar ruach, "the short of spirit;" one that is easily irritated; and, being in a passion, he is agitated so as to be literally short of breath. Here put in opposition to ארך אפים erech appayim, long of nostrils; see on Proverbs 14:17 (note); and of the same import with St. Paul's μακροθυμια, longsuffering, longmindedness. See on Ephesians 4:2 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:29

    Exalteth folly - Lifts it up, as it were, on high, and exposes it to the gaze of all men.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:29

    14:29 Exalteth - Heb. lifteth up, like a banner, makes it known and visible to all men.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 14:29

    Psalms 145:8 - The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
    Colossians 3:8 - But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
    Proverbs 14:17 - He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.