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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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?
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.
Christian's comment on 2014-02-10 08:31:32:
I always thought that this verse means to be angry towards sin and sin not If you hate the sin are you likely to continue in it I also thought that not letting the sun go down upon your wrath meant to not be wavering accepting or yielding toward sin but always having wrath toward it hating sin and not yielding to it Like don t stop having wrath toward sin night and day and that being like a fuel to keep you loving your neighbour and hating the sins that cause them to stumble Does anyone agree with that view or does anyone feel I ve misunderstood the meaning
Karla A. Faith's comment on 2014-01-31 11:31:11:
This is a great verse for giving clear instruction for Biblical Conflict Resolution. As the offended person, you have not sinned by being angry, but how you handle this anger is important. As Christians, we are not to seek revenge as a way to get back at someone who has hurt us, but neither are we to hold a grudge indefinitely or harbor resentment in a passive/aggressive way in order to "punish" by withholding our friendship. By reconciling within a 24 hour timeframe we obey this foundational principal and we avoid the physical ailments that come with harboring resentment for long periods of time. The old addage, "Time heals all wounds" is not true. If someone has offended or hurt you, go to the offender before the sun sets so you do not harbor resentment or ill-will, thereby, causing yourself to sin. If he/she will hear you and be reconciled, then you have put your friendship back on track.
David's comment on 2013-11-07 06:22:37:
Blessings my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Such a powerful sentence, yet direct and to the point; here is my understanding to what Paul is telling the Ephesians and to everyone that reads. “Be ye angry” is not alone in context here, and is not referring to the demonstration of anger towards others. Paul says, “Be ye angry, and sin not”, a single phrase referring that the individual being their own worst critic, because we are all sinners.
Second part: “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” refers to; as we realize we have sinned and are “angry” at our lack of self control, we need to ask God for forgiveness and be at peace with it. “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” It is important the moment we realize we have sinned that we ask God for forgiveness and not put it off for another time.
BSP's comment on 2013-10-28 07:58:32:
This scripture shows that as humans we will get angry, but how we handle that anger makes a difference of whether we commit a sin. We have to have self-control and not have uncontrolled anger. We should take time to remove ourselves from the situation and take the matter to God in prayer.
Alice's comment on 2013-08-23 10:15:27:
ephesians 4:26 is saying to me i can be angry at sins in a person but not at the person,and if i have a wrath with someone, i must confess my sins to that person before i go to sleep, because tomorrow is not promise, jesus may return while i am a sleep! i dont want that to happen.
Ozuem Godspower's comment on 2011-11-10 07:24:07:
This scripture is just splendid! No real Chrstian will run away from the scripture.
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