Proverbs 15:18

NET ©

A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

NIV ©

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

NASB ©

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

NLT ©

A hothead starts fights; a cool–tempered person tries to stop them.

MSG ©

Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace.

BBE ©

An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.

NRSV ©

Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife, but those who are slow to anger calm contention.

NKJV ©

A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.

KJV
A wrathful
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man
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stirreth up
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strife
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but [he that is] slow
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to anger
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appeaseth
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strife
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HEBREW
byr
<07379>
jyqsy
<08252>
Mypa
<0639>
Kraw
<0750>
Nwdm
<04066>
hrgy
<01624>
hmx
<02534>
sya (15:18)
<0376>
LXXM
anhr
<435>  
N-NSM
yumwdhv
 
A-NSM
paraskeuazei
<3903>  
V-PAI-3S
macav
<3163>  
N-APF
makroyumov
<3116>  
A-NSM
de
<1161>  
PRT
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
thn
<3588>  
T-ASF
mellousan
<3195>  
V-PAPAS
katapraunei
 
V-PAI-3S
(15:18a) makroyumov
<3116>  
A-NSM
anhr
<435>  
N-NSM
katasbesei
 
V-FAI-3S
kriseiv
<2920>  
N-APF
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
de
<1161>  
PRT
asebhv
<765>  
A-NSM
egeirei
<1453>  
V-PAI-3S
mallon
<3123>  
ADV
NET © [draft] ITL
A quick-tempered
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person
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stirs up
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dissension
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, but one who is slow
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to anger
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calms
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a quarrel
<07379>
.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “a man of wrath”; KJV, ASV “a wrathful man.” The term “wrath” functions as an attributive genitive: “an angry person.” He is contrasted with the “slow of anger,” so he is a “quick-tempered person” (cf. NLT “a hothead”).

tn Heb “slow of anger.” The noun “anger” functions as a genitive of specification: slow in reference to anger, that is, slow to get angry, patient.

tn The Hiphil verb יַשְׁקִיט (yashqit) means “to cause quietness; to pacify; to allay” the strife or quarrel (cf. NAB “allays discord”). This type of person goes out of his way to keep things calm and minimize contention; his opposite thrives on disagreement and dispute.

sn The fact that רִיב (riv) is used for “quarrel; strife” strongly implies that the setting is the courtroom or other legal setting (the gates of the city). The hot-headed person is eager to turn every disagreement into a legal case.