Ecclesiastes 7:9
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New International Version
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, For anger in the bosom of fools resteth.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Anger resteth in the bosom of fools - A wise man, off his guard, may feel it for a moment: but in him it cannot rest: it is a fire which he immediately casts out of his breast. But the fool - the man who is under the dominion of his own tempers, harbors and fosters it, till it takes the form of malice, and then excites him to seek full revenge on those whom he deems enemies. Hence that class of dangerous and empty fools called duellists.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hasty

1 Samuel 25:21,22 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness...

2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than you...

Esther 3:5,6 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath...

Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Do you well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

Ephesians 4:26,27 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

anger

Genesis 4:5,6,8 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

Genesis 34:7,8,25,26,30,31 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth...

2 Samuel 13:22,28,32 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar...

Proverbs 26:23-26 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross...

Mark 6:19,24 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not...

Library
Finis Coronat Opus
'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Not long after the close of the persecution, Eusebius became bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine, his own home, and held the position until his death. The exact date of his accession cannot be ascertained, indeed we cannot say that it did not take place even before the close of the persecution, but that is hardly probable; in fact, we know of no historian who places it earlier than 313. His immediate predecessor in the episcopate was Agapius, whom he mentions in terms of praise in H. E. VII. 32.
Eusebius Pamphilius—Church History

Columban.
THE wild districts of Ireland were occupied with convents, after the example of Patrick, and cultivated by the hard labour of the monks. The Irish convents were distinguished by their strict Christian discipline, their diligence and their zeal in the study of the Scriptures, and of science in general, as far as they had the means of acquiring it. Irish monks brought learning from Britain and Gaul, they treasured up this learning and elaborated it in the solitude of the convent, and they are said
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
James 1:19
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Proverbs 14:17
A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Ecclesiastes 7:10
Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.

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