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

  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.

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