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 4:26

  • MockingBird for verse 26
    Concerning Christian 's comment on 2 10 14 I had not looked at it that way before That is a good thought To reverence God is to have a wholesome healthy dread of displeasing God with a hatred for evil anger is evil sin is displeasing to God. Encouraged by your thought. Thanks . We should keep ourselves in the love of God To keep ourselves from the wicked one.
  • AMEN JAY for verse 26
  • Stephen Hney for verse 26
    May God bless all, I 'm learning
  • Mary Swearnger for verse 26
    I needed to read this scripture this morning, I 'm angry this morning need to read the word feeling better asking God to show me the way to handle this feeling.
  • Christian for verse 26
    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 for verse 26
    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.