3 A stone is heavy, heavy: Heb. heaviness and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. 4 Wrath Wrath...: Heb. Wrath is cruelty, and anger an overflowing is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
English Standard Version
3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. 4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
3 Carrying a log across your shoulders while you're hefting a boulder with your arms Is nothing compared to the burden of putting up with a fool. 4 We're blasted by anger and swamped by rage, but who can survive jealousy?
New King James Version
3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them. 4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?
New Living Translation
3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier. 4 Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.