Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. – Proverbs 12:16
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
People are bound to insult you. Whether it’s unintentional or not, you are going to be mistreated with words one way or other. Our response shows if we have wisdom at the time. This proverb says some people show annoyance straight away, and therein lies the problem. Determining to respond with deference when insulted is the wisest option. Who wants to look easily manipulated?
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.