Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that is slow to anger, is better then the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit, then he that taketh a citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
- Basic English Bible

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
- Darby Bible

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
- Webster's Bible

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
- World English Bible

Better [is] the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:32


16:32 Is better - Of a more gallant and generous spirit, and more valiant and victorious.


Discussion for Proverbs 16:32

  • Christina brooks for verse 32
    the less you become angry the less stress you ll have in your life life is too short to be angry stressed out all the time just put your faith belief in God 7 you ll see a big change in your life
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 32
    A person who can control his anger is greater than he that takes over a city. Anger rest in the bossom of fools. So remember a soft answer turns away anger. Always be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

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