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 for Ecclesiastes 7:9

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 for Ecclesiastes 7:9

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 7:9


7:7 A gift - A bribe given to a wise man, deprives him of the use of his understanding. So this verse discovers two ways whereby a wise man may be made mad, by suffering oppression from others, or by receiving bribes to oppress others. And this also is an argument of the vanity of worldly wisdom that is so easily corrupted and lost.

7:8 The end - The good or evil of things is better known by their end, than by their beginning. The patient - Who quietly waits for the issue of things. The proud - Which he puts instead of hasty or impatient, because pride is the chief cause of impatience.

7:10 Better - More quiet and comfortable. For this is an argument of a mind unthankful for the many mercies, which men enjoy even in evil times. For - This question shews thy folly in contending with thy Lord and governor, in opposing thy shallow wit to his unsearchable wisdom.

7:11 Good - When wisdom and riches meet in one man, it is an happy conjunction. By it - By wisdom joined with riches there comes great benefit. To them - Not only to a man's self, but many others in this world.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 7:9

  • Abundantlife on Ecclesiastes 7:9
    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
  • Patricia on Ecclesiastes 7:9
    I believe Solomon was saying do not be hurry in your spirit to be angry, analyze a situation, before you discover, in your haste you made a wrong decision. you will surely look like a fool.


 

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