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Daily Bible Verse - 10/25/2007 - Proverbs 14:29

NIV A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
KJV He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
NASB He who is slow to anger has great understanding,
But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
Proverbs 14:29
The development of a slow fuse is a not a mark of lethargy, but of wisdom. Fools fly off the handle easily and confirm their folly.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Pr 14:29). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

In the Bible, the most foolish person of all is one who denies the reality of God the Father: "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God' " (
Ps. 14:1; 53:1). Like the Book of Proverbs, where "fool" denotes a person who is morally and spiritually deficient, Jesus contrasted wise and foolish persons. Persons who keep His sayings are wise; those who do not are foolish (Matt. 7:24-27). The use of the word "fool" in Matthew 5:22 is a special case. Jesus warned against using the word fool as a form of abuse. This word expressed hatred in one's heart toward others; therefore, Jesus condemned the use of the word in this way.
Paul called the preaching of the crucified Christ "foolishness" in the eyes of unbelievers. For believers, however, the message of the cross is the power and wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:23-24).

Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.

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