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

  • MockingBird
    A fool is one that says no to God : A fool will proclaim all his anger : Anger works not the righteousness of God. With God's help I will be able to have control over any anger that I want to express, and not show it !!
  • Shelia Thompson
    It means to me seek an answer from the Lord first concerning whatever your facing instead running ahead of God and making a rash decision in a hurry because someone made you upset because of something they said or did to you. You should wait on the Lord and be of good courage knowing that the battle do not belong to you but it belong to good and so do vengeance.
  • BSP
    This shows that it is unwise to quickly become angry over everything. We should slow down and use our reasoning skills or let love cover over others faults.
  • Lilian
    Sometimes we cant control to feel angry but to do sinful thing because of your anger thats a sinful already. Somehow if we abide the Holy spirit and his words in our life everyday God will help us and will provide us patience becoz we let God control our life thanks to the blood of Jesus. No matter what sorrows and sadness we have be rejoice always and praise Jesus more thru him we have peace amen
  • J
    Doing His will when no one listens entitles a blessing in heaven and on earth, Amen.
  • 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