Proverbs 27:4

“Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wrath is cruell, and anger is outragious: but who is able to stand before enuie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; But who is able to stand before jealousy?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wrath is cruel, and angry feeling an overflowing stream; but who does not give way before envy?
- Basic English Bible

Fury is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
- Darby Bible

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
- Webster's Bible

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
- World English Bible

Fury [is] fierce, and anger [is] overflowing, And who standeth before jealousy?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • A disciple
    "Though you should grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him." While the good and righteous want to give every opportunity to the evildoers to clear themselves; at some point the wicked must be judged for their crimes? So long as the lawless are allowed to continue unrestrained, so long will they not change. Kindness is to them, a weakness!
  • Irene123
    Lu2677 - Yes, I know; 1 Pet.1:1
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123, Proverbs 27:2 "a stranger" is not specific to one that is not saved.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Thank you God for his word! This proverbs really encourage me today and being a better person! Thank you Jesus
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 8, A man's "place" is to remember he is created in God's image
  • Gary
    Lord, thank you for being my provider, as sheep give clothing and goats give us milk, you give us the words that will endure throughout all generations into eternity.

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