Ephesians 4:26

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be ye angry and sinne not, let not the Sunne go down vpon your wrath:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

BE ANGRY, AND {yet} DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be angry without doing wrong; let not the sun go down on your wrath;
- Basic English Bible

Be angry, and do not sin; let not the sun set upon your wrath,
- Darby Bible

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
- Webster's Bible

If angry, beware of sinning. Let not your irritation last until the sun goes down;
- Weymouth Bible

Be angry, and don't sin. Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,
- World English Bible

Be ye wrooth, and nyle ye do synne; the sunne falle not doun on youre wraththe.
- Wycliffe Bible

be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:26


4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not - That is, if ye are angry, take heed ye sin not. Anger at sin is not evil; but we should feel only pity to the sinner. If we are angry at the person, as well as the fault, we sin. And how hardly do we avoid it. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath - Reprove your brother, and be reconciled immediately. Lose not one day. A clear, express command. Reader, do you keep it?


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:26


Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not. Quoted from Ps 4:4, Septuagint Version. Do not sin through anger is the thought. If circumstance arouse your indignation, do not be led astray. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Let there be no long continuance of your wrathful mind.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Matthew Duva
    Ephesians 4 vs 25,29,31 our words express the true conditions of our hearts.

    God, in Jesus name, I pray that we all, sons and daughters of you, would be able to bridle our tongues at all times regardless of any or under any circumstances and or conditions.

    ROMANS 8 vs 17
  • Irene123
    Eph. 4:8 - This is a ref. to Jesus descending into hell to rescue the O.T. saints who died in faith, Jesus having the KEYS of death and hell, Rev. 1:18. The 'gifts' to men came in Acts 2:38; the MAIN gift was the Holy Ghost from which came all the gifts of - healing, casting out devils, teachers, pastors, etc. Line upon line,.....precept upon precept, Isa. 28:10.
  • Wayne
    One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
  • Balan Saram
    Ephesians 4:29 clearly tells us that the same mouth that we say our prayer, eat and drink we should not be using vulgarities and bad mouth others. Its basic common sense. This verse has wake me up. God bless
  • Nathaniel
    May our God help us to use words that build up, not destroy, other people.
  • Irene123
    I like Sharon's comment on v. 5 - AMEN! I love the whole chapter. Verse 26 - since I r'cvd the Holy Ghost - I don't get angry. It just takes too much energy. It's so much easier to go into prayer mode. Anger just keeps feeding on itself (and feeding on your body). I'm not saying I won't get angry one day, I am human - still.