Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be not hastie in thy spirit to bee angry: for anger resteth in the bosome of fooles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation resteth in the bosom of fools.
- Darby Bible

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
- Webster's Bible

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

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, For anger in the bosom of fools resteth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 7

  • Abundantlife for verse 9
    Anger is one of the works of the flesh Gal 5 Anger is also as a result of the one's state of mind Mark7 Anger is a sinful reaction to any situation Eph4:26 Anger can not produce any righteousness James1:20 Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee Psalm119:11
  • Not terrible, but too plain.
  • I think it calms me down now that I am 65 and have been thinking that some of the things that I wanted to do be, will never happen. But it 's okay.
  • Antonysamy
    Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found but a woman among all those have I not found.
  • Oscar Click
    looking for comments on verse 26 of chapter 7
  • This is a great verse to keep in mind when someone may say something bad about us. It will help to slow down our anger and help us to be more fogiving if we recall that we have sad bad things about others before.