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

  • 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!
  • Amon
    it is a chapter which reminds us to stand for the truth ,be simple ,not corrupt our minds in order to meet the demands of the globilized world .Hence we should put God first in every thing we do .
  • 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 !!
  • 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.
  • J
    Doing His will when no one listens entitles a blessing in heaven and on earth, Amen.