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Ecclesiastes 7:9

    Ecclesiastes 7:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

    World English Bible

    Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:9

    Anger resteth in the bosom of fools - A wise man, off his guard, may feel it for a moment: but in him it cannot rest: it is a fire which he immediately casts out of his breast. But the fool - the man who is under the dominion of his own tempers, harbors and fosters it, till it takes the form of malice, and then excites him to seek full revenge on those whom he deems enemies. Hence that class of dangerous and empty fools called duellists.

    Verses Related to Ecclesiastes 7:9

    Colossians 3:8 - But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
    Proverbs 14:29 - He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
    Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

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