Proverbs 14:29

29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

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Read Proverbs 14:29 Using Other Translations

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

What does Proverbs 14:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 14:29

[He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding
Or "long in wrath" F5; it is long before he is angry; he is longsuffering, bears much and long, is very patient; such an one appears to understand himself and human nature, and has a great command over his passions; which shows him to be a man of great wisdom and understanding; but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly;
or is "short of spirit" F6; is soon angry; presently discovers resentment in his words, looks, and gestures; such an one "exalts folly", prefers it to wisdom, sets it above himself, and makes it his master: or he "lifts" it F7 up; exposes his folly to public view, so that it is seen of all men to his disgrace.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 (Mypa Kra) "longus iris", Vatablus; "longus naribus", Montanus; "longus narium", Schultens.
F6 (xwr ruq) "brevis spiritu", Montanus, Vatblus. Cocceius, Merceus, Michaelis; "curtus spiritu", Schultens.
F7 (Mwrm) "attollit", Mercerus, Piscator; "alte proclamat", Schultens; "elevat", Baynus.
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