Ephesians 4:26
New International Version
"In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

New Living Translation
And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry,

English Standard Version
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Berean Study Bible
“Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger,

Berean Literal Bible
"Be angry, and yet do not sin." Let not the sun set upon your anger,

New American Standard Bible
BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

King James Bible
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Christian Standard Bible
Be angry and do not sin. Don't let the sun go down on your anger,

Contemporary English Version
Don't get so angry that you sin. Don't go to bed angry

Good News Translation
If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be angry and do not sin. Don't let the sun go down on your anger,

International Standard Version
"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry,

NET Bible
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.

New Heart English Bible
"Be angry, but do not sin." Do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be angry and do not sin, and do not let the sun set on your anger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be angry without sinning. Don't go to bed angry.

New American Standard 1977
BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,

King James 2000 Bible
Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

American King James Version
Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

American Standard Version
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger.

Darby Bible Translation
Be angry, and do not sin; let not the sun set upon your wrath,

English Revised Version
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Weymouth New Testament
If angry, beware of sinning. Let not your irritation last until the sun goes down;

World English Bible
"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,

Young's Literal Translation
be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26“Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger, 27and do not give the devil a foothold.…
Cross References
Psalm 4:4
Be angry, yet do not sin; on your bed, search your heart and be still. Selah

James 1:20
for man's anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires.

Treasury of Scripture

Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

ye.

Ephesians 4:31,32
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: …

Exodus 11:8
And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Exodus 32:21,22
And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? …

let.

Deuteronomy 24:15
At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.







Lexicon
“Be angry,
Ὀργίζεσθε (Orgizesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3710: To irritate, provoke, be angry. From orge; to provoke or enrage, i.e. become exasperated.

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

sin.”
ἁμαρτάνετε (hamartanete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 264: Perhaps from a and the base of meros; properly, to miss the mark, i.e. to err, especially to sin.

{Do} not {let}
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sun
ἥλιος (hēlios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2246: The sun, sunlight. From hele; the sun; by implication, light.

set
ἐπιδυέτω (epidyetō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1931: To sink, set, set during, go down. From epi and duno; to set fully.

upon
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

anger,
παροργισμῷ (parorgismō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3950: Exasperation, wrath, irritation, indignation. From parorgizo; rage.
(26) Be ye angry, and sin not.--A quotation from the LXX. version of Psalm 4:4. Anger itself is not sin, for our Lord Himself felt it (Mark 3:5) at the "hardness of men's hearts;" and it is again and again attributed to God Himself, in language no doubt of human accommodation, but, of course, accommodation to what is sinless in humanity. In the form of resentment, and above all of the resentment of righteous indignation, it performs (as Butler has shown in his sermon on "Resentment") a stimulating and inspiring function in the strife against evil. But it is a dangerous and exceptional weapon: and hence the exhortation "sin not," and the practical enforcement of that exhortation in the next clause.

Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.--In this command (for which a Pythagorean parallel may be found) St. Paul gives a two-fold safeguard against abuse of even righteous anger. (1) It is not to be prolonged beyond the sunset--beyond the sleep which ends the old day and leads in the freshness of the new, and which by any godly man must be prepared for in commendation of himself to God, and in prayer for His forgiveness, "as we forgive those who trespass against us." (2) It is not to be brooded over and stimulated; for the word "wrath" is properly self-exasperation, being similar to the "contention" of Acts 15:30, described as alien to the spirit of love in 1Corinthians 13:5. It is that "nursing of wrath to keep it warm," which can be checked even by those who cannot control the first outburst, and which constantly corrupts righteous indignation into selfish personal anger, if not into malignity.

Verse 26. - Be ye angry, and sin not. Quotation from the Septuagint version of Psalm 4:5. Anger, the feeling and expression of displeasure, is not wholly forbidden, but is guarded by two checks. Our Lord did not make anger a breach of the sixth commandment, but being angry with a brother without cause. The first check is to beware of sinning; to keep your anger clear of bitterness, spite, malevolence, and all such evil feelings. The second is, Let not the sun go down on your irritation; examine yourself in the evening, and see that you are tranquil. Eadie quotes Thomas Fuller: "St. Paul saith, 'Let not the sun go down upon your wrath,' to carry news to the antipodes in another world of thy revengeful nature. Yet let us take the apostle's meaning rather than his words - with all possible speed to depose our passion; not understanding him so literally that we may take leave to be angry till sunset; then might our wrath lengthen with the days, and men in Greenland, where day lasts above a quarter of a year, have plentiful scope of revenge. And as the English, by command of William the Conqueror, always raked up their fire, and put out their candles when the curfew bell was rung, let us then also quench all sparks of anger and heat of passion." It is especially becoming in men, when about to sleep the sleep of death, to see that they are in peace and charity with all men; it were seemly always to fall asleep in the same temper. 4:25-28 Notice the particulars wherewith we should adorn our Christian profession. Take heed of every thing contrary to truth. No longer flatter or deceive others. God's people are children who will not lie, who dare not lie, who hate and abhor lying. Take heed of anger and ungoverned passions. If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong, and to reprove, see that it be without sin. We give place to the devil, when the first motions of sin are not grievous to our souls; when we consent to them; and when we repeat an evil deed. This teaches that as sin, if yielded unto, lets in the devil upon us, we are to resist it, keeping from all appearance of evil. Idleness makes thieves. Those who will not work, expose themselves to temptations to steal. Men ought to be industrious, that they may do some good, and that they may be kept from temptation. They must labour, not only that they may live honestly, but that they may have to give to the wants of others. What then must we think of those called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! Alms, to be accepted of God, must not be gained by unrighteousness and robbery, but by honesty and industry. God hates robbery for burnt-offerings.
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