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“The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.”

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Proverbs 19:11 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The discretion שֵׂ֣כֶל Intelligence; by implication, success discretion
of a man אָ֭דָם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
deferreth הֶאֱרִ֣יךְ To be (causative, make) long (literally or figuratively) deferreth
his anger; אַפּ֑וֹ Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire anger
and his glory וְ֝תִפאַרְתּ֗וֹ Ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively) glory
it is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to pass over עֲבֹ֣ר To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) pass
a transgression. פָּֽשַׁע׃ A revolt (national, moral or religious) transgression

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  • 9  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

  • 10  Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

  • 11  The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

  • 12  The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

  • 13  A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.


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