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

  • A disciple
    I love the Book of Ecclesiastes. I think everyone with an Evangelist's heart must also. When Solomon first became king he wished he could be like his father David; a man after God's own heart; with the wisdom and understanding to be able to feed God's people with spiritual knowledge, and show them God. This was his prayer in the dream God gave him; and this was what was behind the Books he wrote.
  • PRINCE
    Vanity of vanities said Solomon in his search for wisdom and living in riches, he could still find vanity. God has allowed emptiness in our hearts no matter how much possession and success we may amass, for we were created to worship him and remain obedience to to his word so that he can be the one to fill the empty space and we'll find peace and love.
  • Irene123
    V.10; Haggai 2:3; Ezra 3:12 - When I came back to the church, and knew the former preacher had died, and heard the new preacher, I really liked the new, but - there was a yearning for the former. But I rebuked it in prayer and God has gotten me over that 'looking back'. I love the memories, but I need to ALWAYS be looking to God's new work toward His Kingdom.
  • Hector D
    The fact is Jesus was born, He came into the world to atone for our sins,He was resurrected, and He's alive today. This is what we should celebrate, as we are told in the Old Testament in such passages as Zechariah 2:10: Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,' declares the LORD. In fact Jesus Christ is Jehovah God in the flesh! Celebrate every day!!
  • Brianna
    Vs. 25 - I enjoy this verse because it prompts Christians to do research and look for the reason behind things. Example: as a Jehovah's Witness I do not celebrate Christmas. As expected many people ask: WHY? Isn't it about Jesus? After exploring the origins of Christmas, I found that it was a pagan holiday. Therefore, after searching for wisdom, I came to the conclusion that pagan and Christ = NO!
  • 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 !!