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Proverbs 16:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 1769)
— [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Better [is] the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that is slow to anger, [is] better then the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit, then he that taketh a citie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A man slow to anger is better than a strong [man]; and he that governs [his] temper better than he that takes a city.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[He that is] slow 750
{0750} Prime
אָרֵךְ
'arek
{aw-rake'}
From H0748; long.
to anger 639
{0639} Prime
אַף
'aph
{af}
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
[is] better 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
than the mighty; 1368
{1368} Prime
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and he that ruleth 4910
{4910} Prime
מָשַׁל
mashal
{maw-shal'}
A primitive root; to rule.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
his spirit 7307
{7307} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
than he that taketh 3920
{3920} Prime
לָכַד
lakad
{law-kad'}
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
a city. 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:32

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 14:29).

_ _ taketh a city — that is, by fighting.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 16:32

_ _ This recommends the grace of meekness to us, which will well become us all, particularly the hoary head, Proverbs 16:31. Observe, 1. The nature of it. it is to be slow to anger, not easily put into a passion, nor apt to resent provocation, taking time to consider before we suffer our passion to break out, that it may not transgress due bounds, so slow in our motions towards anger that we may be quickly stopped and pacified. It is to have the rule of our own spirits, our appetites and affections, and all our inclinations, but particularly our passions, our anger, keeping that under direction and check, and the strict government of religion and right reason. We must be lords of our anger, as God is, Nahum 1:3. Aeolus sis, affectuum tuorumRule your passions, as Aeolus rules the winds. 2. The honour of it. He that gets and keeps the mastery of his passions is better than the mighty, better than he that by a long siege takes a city or by a long war subdues a country. Behold, a greater than Alexander or Caesar is here. The conquest of ourselves, and our own unruly passions, requires more true wisdom, and a more steady, constant, and regular management, than the obtaining of a victory over the forces of an enemy. A rational conquest is more honourable to a rational creature than a brutal one. It is a victory that does nobody any harm; no lives or treasures are sacrificed to it, but only some base lusts. It is harder, and therefore more glorious, to quash an insurrection at home than to resist an invasion from a broad; nay, such are the gains of meekness that by it we are more than conquerors.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 16:32

Is better — Of a more gallant and generous spirit, and more valiant and victorious.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that is:

Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
Psalms 103:8 The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

and he:

Proverbs 16:19 Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 25:28 He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
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Proverbs 16:32 He who is patient is better than the mighty, And he who rules over his spirit than he who takes a city.

Good admonition, however not going to sugar coat what Yahweh has placed in my heart to draw out more to His Name, Torah and Son, haMashiyach, Yahshua. Been doing this for over 20 years, massive deception in mainstream Judaism and Christianity. Days of Unleavened bread in spring teaches one to remove falsity from our lives in general, humility and especially our doctrines.
Yahweh states today is a day of salvation in Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down and bend low, Let us kneel before Yahweh יהוה our Maker.

7 For He is our Elohim, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice:
DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS [Are you by the way? When Yahweh says today is a day of salvation. He means if you hear His word, don't say: so what or maybe later. But yes Master I will obey promptly!] as in Meriḇah, And as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

9“When your fathers tried Me, Have proved Me, though they saw My work.

10“For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘They are a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’

11“As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they enter into My rest...’ ”
DO YOU WANT THAT SAID TO YOU? HOW ABOUT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS? NOT ME!

Psalm 104: 4 Making His messengers the winds, His servants a flame of fire.

Jeremiah 23: 29“Is not My Word like a fire?” declares יהוה, “and like a hammer that shatters a rock?

If the message about the truth and Torah is too heated for you, maybe it is not for you??

Maybe Frank Pytel's message is more your liking?

John 15:10“If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love, even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love.

1 John 5: 2 By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands.

3 For this is the love for Yahweh that we guard/keep His commands and His commands are not heavy/burdensome,

Proverbs 16: 13 Righteous lips are the delight of sovereigns, And they love him who speaks what is straight.

- Mike Gardner (7/30/2019 10:38:35 PM)
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Cor. 13:2
- Abba bless you (7/30/2019 5:15:18 AM) [qBible.com]
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