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
So then Ezra the priest brought the law, before the convocation of both men and women, and all that had understanding to hearken, - on the first day of the seventh month;
So they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yahweh their God, a fourth part of the day, - and, a fourth part, they were making confession and bowing themselves down, unto Yahweh their God.
Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken to me, for how happy are they who, to my ways, pay regard!
Keep thy foot, when thou goest unto the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than dullards to offer sacrifice, - for they make no acknowledgment of doing wrong.
and many were gathered together, so that no longer was there room even in the approaches to the door, - and he began speaking unto them the word;
David himself, calleth him, Lord: whence, then, is he, his own soul? And, the great multitude, was hearing him gladly.
But all the tax-collectors and the sinners were, unto him, drawing near, to be hearkening unto him;
and could not find what they might do, for, the people, one and all, were hanging upon him, as they hearkened.
And they went on to give constant attention - unto the teaching of the apostles, and unto the fellowship, unto the breaking of bread, and unto the prayers.
Immediately, therefore, I sent unto thee: Thou, also hast, well, done in coming. Now, therefore, all we, before God are present, to hear all things that have been enjoined upon thee by the Lord.
And, as they were going out, they kept on beseeching that, on the ensuing sabbath, might be spoken unto them these things.
and, these, were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they welcomed the word with all readiness of mind, daily, searching the Scriptures, - whether these things could be so.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And, for this cause, we, are also giving thanks unto God unceasingly, that, when ye received a spoken word from us - which was God's, ye welcomed it - not as a human word, but, even as it truly is, a divine word, - which is also inwardly working itself in you who believe.
Slow to speak
If any thinketh he is observant of religion, not curbing his own tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this one's, religious observance is, vain:
Not, many teachers, become ye, my brethren, knowing that, a severer sentence, shall ye receive;
In the multitude of words, there wanteth not transgression, but, he that restraineth his lips, sheweth prudence.
He that watcheth his mouth, guardeth his soul, He that openeth wide his lips, it shall be his ruin.
The tongue of the wise, adorneth knowledge, - but, the month of dullards, belcheth out folly.
Sparing of his words, is one who valueth knowledge, and, of a thoughtful spirit, is a man of intelligence.
He that answereth before he heareth, a folly, it is to him, and, a reproach.
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and, with thy heart, be not in haste to bring forth a word, before God, - for, God, is in the heavens, and, thou, upon the earth, for this cause, let thy words be few.
Slow to wrath
but refused to hearken, neither kept in mind thy wonders which thou hadst done with them, but they hardened their neck, and appointed a head that they might return to their servitude, in their perverseness. But, thou, art a God of forgivenesses, gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness, and didst not forsake them.
The impatient, worketh folly, and, a man of wicked devices, is hated.
A wrathful man, stirreth up strife, but, he that is slow to anger, calmeth contention.
Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.
A letting forth of water, is the beginning of strife, therefore, before it breaketh out, abandon, contention.
The discretion of a man, deferreth his anger, and, his adorning, is to pass over transgression.
A city broken down without a wall, is a man who hath no control over his own spirit.
Better the latter end of a thing, than the beginning thereof, - Better a patient spirit, than a haughty spirit.
But, I, say unto you, that, every one who is angry with his brother, shall be, liable, to judgment, - and, whosoever shall say to his brother, Worthless one!, shall be, liable, to the high council; and, whosoever shall say, Rebel!, shall be, liable, unto the fiery gehenna.
idolatry, enchantment, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, factions, divisions, parties,
Be ye angry, and not committing sin, let not the sun be going down upon your angry mood,
But, now, do, ye also, put them all away, - anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth: