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A person’s good judgment makes him slow to anger,
and it is his honor to overlook an offense. Bible

“slow to anger.” The Hebrew literally read, “makes long his nose.” The idiom might be understood better as “makes long [relaxes] his nose.” A person who is angry squinches up his face, so that his nose is short. As he relaxes, his nose becomes long again. Ancient people were extremely sensitive to facial expressions, and those expressions are recorded as idioms in the Word of God.


Commentary for: Proverbs 19:11