Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

King James Version

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Holman Bible

Don't let your spirit rush to be angry, for anger abides in the heart of fools.

International Standard Version

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

A Conservative Version

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

American Standard Version

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Amplified

Do not be quick in spirit to be angry or vexed, for anger and vexation lodge in the bosom of fools.

Bible in Basic English

Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.

Darby Translation

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation resteth in the bosom of fools.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not be hastened in thy spirit to be angry, for anger shall rest in the bosom of fools.

King James 2000

Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not be quick in your spirit to anger, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Modern King James verseion

Do not be hasty in your spirit to be angry; for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be not hastily angry in thy mind, for wrath resteth in the bosom of a fool.

NET Bible

Do not let yourself be quickly provoked, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not be rash in thy spirit, to be indignant, - for, indignation, in the bosom of dullards, doth remain.

Webster

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

World English Bible

Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, For anger in the bosom of fools resteth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

to be angry
כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 55

כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

נוּח 
Nuwach 
Usage: 144

in the bosom
חוק חק חיק 
Cheyq 
Usage: 38

References

Hastings

Images Ecclesiastes 7:9

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Beneficial

8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. 9 Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools. 10 Do not say, "Why is it that the former days were better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.


Cross References

Proverbs 14:17

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Genesis 4:5-6

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Genesis 4:8

Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Genesis 34:7-8

Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.

Genesis 34:25-26

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Genesis 34:30-31

Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."

1 Samuel 25:21-22

Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.

2 Samuel 13:22

But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:28

Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

2 Samuel 13:32

Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, responded, "Do not let my lord suppose they have put to death all the young men, the king's sons, for Amnon alone is dead; because by the intent of Absalom this has been determined since the day that he violated his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Esther 3:5-6

When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

Proverbs 26:23-26

Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.

Jonah 4:9

Then God said to Jonah, "Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "I have good reason to be angry, even to death."

Mark 6:19

Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;

Mark 6:24

And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."

Ephesians 4:26-27

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

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