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Proverbs 14:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that is soon angry will deal foolishly; And a man of wicked devices is hated.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The impatient, worketh folly, and, a man of wicked devices, is hated.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that is soone angry, dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked deuices is hated.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A passionate man acts inconsiderately; but a sensible man bears up under many things.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[He that is] soon 7116
{7116} Prime
From H7114; short (whether in size, number, life, strength or temper).
angry 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
dealeth 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
foolishly: 200
{0200} Prime
From the same as H0191; silliness.
and a man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of wicked devices 4209
{4209} Prime
From H2161; a plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity).
is hated. 8130
{8130} Prime
A primitive root; to hate (personally).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:17

_ _ He ... angry — literally, “short of anger” (compare Proverbs 14:29, opposite idea).

_ _ man ... hated — that is, the deliberate evildoer is more hated than the rash.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:17

_ _ Note, 1. Passionate men are justly laughed at. Men who are peevish and touchy, and are soon angry upon every the least provocation, deal foolishly; they say and do that which is ridiculous, and so expose themselves to contempt; they themselves cannot but be ashamed of it when the heat is over. The consideration of this should engage those especially who are in reputation for wisdom and honour with the utmost care to bridle their passion. 2. Malicious men are justly dreaded and detested, for they are much more dangerous and mischievous to all societies: A man of wicked devices, who stifles his resentments till he has an opportunity of being revenged, and is secretly plotting how to wrong his neighbour and to do him an ill turn, as Cain to kill Abel, such a man as this is hated by all mankind. The character of an angry man is pitiable; through the surprise of a temptation he disturbs and disgraces himself, but it is soon over, and he is sorry for it. But that of a spiteful revengeful man is odious; there is no fence against him nor cure for him.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 14:17

Foolishly — His passion hurries him into foolish speeches and actions. Wicked devices — One who suppresses his passion, but meditates revenge. Hated — Both by God and men.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
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.
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Esther 3:6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that [were] throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, [even] the people of Mordecai.
Esther 7:5-6 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? ... And Esther said, The adversary and enemy [is] this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
Jeremiah 5:26-29 For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. ... Shall I not visit for these [things]? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
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Es 3:6; 7:5. Pv 6:18; 12:2, 16; 14:29; 15:18; 16:32; 22:24; 29:22. Ec 7:9. Is 32:7. Jr 5:26. Jm 1:19.

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