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

  • Felicia
    To Juarez
    Thank God we have the Holy Spirit who is always with us in our walk with the Lord. If we are going to depend on our own efforts to fulfill the demands of Scripture and please God we will never get there Jesus says "...apart from me you can do nothing" Jh 15:5 We pray to God in Jesus name and depend on the Holy Spirit to help us in all things it makes life easier.
  • A disciple
    Kent, YES but don't look for them to be splashed all over the internet, or on TV: as the true servants of Jesus will also walk in the steps of the Master, and not be seeking for people to recognize them. Like the Lord said; "the tree is known by its fruit;" to whomsoever God gives a gift, it will be from what is really put in him from God; and nothing manufactured by his own doings or methodology.
  • Kent
    in verse im so confused for what paul said , are there apostles and prophets today ?
  • BSP
    Verse 31 shows negative traits and behavior that we need to put away. We must learn to control our temper and our speech when dealing with others.
  • Bruce
    Juarez: Sometimes it is hard to forgive someone, even with Christ in my heart. I could boil for a while, grit my teeth,where's that baseball bat! Thanks be to God he can bring calm in the storm! All the sinful things we done that brought unbelievable pain to our Savior! He said I forgive you. The anger can turn to peace when you forgive those who hurt you. Face to face or in prayer or both.

  • Michelleann Juarez
    The verse about not laying down with anger in my heart is so very hard for me.Especially when others hurt me.Or someone I love or just any injustices against those whom can not defend themselves.How do you overcome this any advice?