Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Slow to speak
Slow to wrath
And Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of LORD their God a fourth part of the day, and [another] fourth part they confessed, and worshipped LORD their God.
Now therefore, ye sons, hearken to me. For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Keep thy foot when thou go to the house of God, for to draw near to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they know not that they do evil.
And straightaway many were gathered together, so as to accommodate no more, not even near the door. And he spoke the word to them.
David himself therefore calls him Lord, and in what way is he his son? And the great multitude heard him gladly.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were approaching him to hear him.
And they did not find what they might do, for the people all hung upon him, listening.
And they were continuing steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and the prayers.
Immediately therefore I sent to thee, and thou did well having come. Now therefore we are all present in the sight of God, to hear all the things commanded thee by God.
And as they went out from the synagogue of the Jews, the Gentiles urged that these sayings be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
But these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all willingness, examining the Scriptures daily, if it has these things this way.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And because of this we thank God without ceasing, because, having received the word of God heard from us, ye received not the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.
Slow to speak
If any man among you seems to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is futile.
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive greater judgment.
Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely.
He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out folly.
He who spares his words has knowledge, and he who is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
He who gives answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.
He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth. Therefore let thy words be few.
Slow to wrath
and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou did among them, but stiffened their neck. And in their rebellion they appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But thou are a God ready to pardon, gracious a
He who is soon angry will deal foolishly. And a man of wicked devices is hated.
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but he who is slow to anger appeases strife.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
The beginning of strife is [like] letting out water. Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
He whose spirit is without restraint is a city that is broken down and without walls.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning of it. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
But I say to you, that every man who is angry at his brother without cause will be liable to the judgment, and whoever speaks an insult to his brother will be liable to the council, and whoever says, Foolish man, will be liable to
idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strifes, jealousies, wraths, selfish ambitions, dissentions, factions,
Be ye angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
But now ye also, put off all these things: anger, wrath, wickedness, reviling, filthy speaking out of your mouth.