Pr 14:17

14:17 quick temper. See v. 29; 16:32; 19:11 and notes.

of evil devices. The Hebrew word usually signifies “discretion,” a positive virtue (1:4; 2:11; 3:21; 5:2; 8:12). A following line of opposite meaning (antithetic parallelism), as found in most of the proverbs in this chapter, would suggest the opposite of quick-tempered.