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 congregation, both of men and women and all that 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 the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed and worshipped the LORD their God.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.
Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near with more willingness to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what God wants.
And soon many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door; and he preached the word unto them.
David therefore himself calls him Lord, and where then is he his son? And the many people heard him gladly.
Then all the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.
and could not find what they might do, for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread and in prayers.
Immediately therefore I sent to thee, and thou hast done well to come. Now therefore we are all here present before God to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
And when they were gone out of the synagogue of the Jews, the Gentiles besought that these words might be spoken to them the next sabbath.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all diligence and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that having received from us the word to hear from God, ye received it not as the word of men, (but as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.
Slow to speak
If anyone among you thinks to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is vain.
My brethren, make not unto yourselves many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens his lips often shall have calamity.
The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
For him that answers a word before he hears, it is folly and reproach unto him.
Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
Do not be rash with thy mouth and do not let thy heart be hasty to utter any thing before God, for God is in heaven and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.
Slow to wrath
and refused to hear; neither did they remember thy wonders that thou hadst done among them, but hardened their necks and in their rebellion thought to appoint a leader to return to their bondage; but thou art a God of pardons, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great mercy, for thou didst not leave them.
He that is soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.
A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
To release the waters (to speak rashly) is the beginning of contention; therefore, leave off strife before it gets started.
The discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
The man whose spirit has no restraint is like a city that is broken down and without walls.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and he who has suffered in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother out of control shall be in danger of the judgment, and whosoever shall insult his brother shall be in danger of the council, but whosoever shall say, Thou art impious, shall be in danger of hell.
idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
But now put ye also off all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.