Proverbs 14:17

17 A short-tempered person acts stupidly, and a person who plots evil is hated.

Proverbs 14:17 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 14:17

[He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly
A man that is quick and short, of a hasty spirit, and presently discovers anger and resentment in his face; he says and does many foolish things, which he afterwards is sorry for, and repents, and is ashamed of; and he is to be pitied and forgiven; and a man of wicked devices is hated;
one that hides his anger, covers his resentment, contrives schemes to revenge himself, and waits an opportunity to put them in execution, is justly hateful to God and men.

Proverbs 14:17 In-Context

15 A gullible person believes anything, but a sensible person watches his step.
16 A wise person is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is careless and overconfident.
17 A short-tempered person acts stupidly, and a person who plots evil is hated.
18 Gullible people are gifted with stupidity, but sensible people are crowned with knowledge.
19 Evil people will bow to good people. Wicked people will bow at the gates of a righteous person.