Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Slow to speak

General references

Bible References


Mark 2:2
And there were so many people gathered to listen to His message that there was no room for any more [in the courtyard] around the doorway.
Mark 12:37
David himself called Him [i.e., Jesus] Lord, so how could He be his son?" And the large crowd listened to Him with pleasure.
Luke 15:1
Now the tax collectors and worldly people were all gathering around Jesus to listen to Him.
Luke 19:48
but they could not find a way to do it, because all the people were listening to Him attentively.
Acts 2:42
And these [new converts] continued regularly [to listen] to the teaching of the apostles and to share with them; they broke bread [in memory of Jesus] and continued praying.
Acts 10:33
So, I proceeded to send [my men] for you and you have done the right thing in coming [here]. Now, therefore, we are all assembled here before God, to hear everything you were commanded by the Lord [to tell us]."
Acts 13:42
As Paul and Barnabas left [the synagogue], the people urged them to speak [more] about this message the next Sabbath day.
Acts 17:11
Now these people [in Berea] had more character than those in Thessalonica because they [not only] received the message with an open mind but [also] examined the [Old Testament] Scriptures every day to see if what they had heard was really true.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And because of this we also thank God continually that, when you people received the message of God, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as a message from [mere] human beings, but as it truly is, the message from God, which is at work in you believers.

Slow to speak

James 1:26
If anyone considers himself to be religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, this person is self-deceived and his religion is worthless.
James 3:1
Not many of you should be teachers, my brothers, because you [should] know that we [teachers] will be judged more strictly.

Slow to wrath

Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that every person who is angry toward his brother will be subject to judgment; and whoever calls his brother 'stupid idiot' is subject to [being sentenced by] the [Jewish] Council, and whoever says, 'go to hell' is subject to going to the fire of hell [himself].
Galatians 5:20
idol worship, occultic practices, hatefulness, dissension, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, divisiveness, party spirits,
Ephesians 4:26
[Psa. 4:4 says], "Be angry [i.e., at wrongdoing. See Mark 3:5], but do not sin" [i.e., by harboring bitterness or retaliation]. Do not allow the sun to go down while you are still provoked.
Colossians 3:8
But now you also should stop practicing them: anger, wrath, malice, slander, filthy language from your mouth.

General references

Mark 6:33
But the people saw them going and, since many recognized them, these people ran on ahead of them from all the [surrounding] towns.