The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out.
The end of a thing is better than its start, and a gentle spirit is better than pride.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; the patient in spirit are better than the proud in spirit.
The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
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1 tn The term דָבָר (davar) denotes “matter; thing” here rather than “speech; word,” as the parallelism with “patience” suggests. The term was misunderstood as “speech; word” by the Vulgate (so also Douay).
2 tn Heb “the patient of spirit.”
3 tn Heb “the proud of spirit.”