Ecclesiastes 7:9 {10}
Good News Translation
Keep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge.

Contemporary English Version
Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.

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Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.

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1 Samuel 25:21,22 And David said: Truly in vain have I kept all that belonged to this fellow in the wilderness, and nothing was lost of all that pertained unto him: and he hath returned me evil for good. . . .

2 Samuel 19:43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Juda, and said: I have ten parts in the king more than thou, and David belongeth to me more than to thee: why hast thou done me a wrong, and why was it not told me first, that I might bring back my king? And the men of Juda answered more harshly than the men of Israel.

Esther 3:5,6 Now when Aman had heard this, and had proved by experience that Mardochai did not bend his knee to him, nor worship him, he was exceeding angry. . . .

Proverbs 14:17 The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.

Proverbs 16:32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

Jonah 4:9 And when the sun was risen, the Lord commanded a hot and burning wind: and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, and he broiled with the heat: and he desired for his soul that he might die, and said: It is better for me to die than to live.

Ephesians 4:26,27 Be angry: and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. . . .

James 1:19 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

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Genesis 4:5,6,8 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .

Genesis 34:7,8,25,26,30,31 Behold his sons came from the field: and hearing what had passed, they were exceeding angry, because he had done a foul thing in Israel, and committed an unlawful act, in ravishing Jacob's daughter. . . .

2 Samuel 13:22,28,32 But Absalom spoke not to Ammon neither good nor evil: for Absalom hated Ammon because he had ravished his sister Thamar. . . .

Proverbs 26:23-26 Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross. . . .

Mark 6:19,24 Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death and could not. . . .

Context
The Value of Wisdom
8Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous. 9Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.10Say not: What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were better than they are now? for this manner of question is foolish.…
Cross References
James 1:19
You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

Proverbs 14:17
The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.

Proverbs 14:29
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Ecclesiastes 7:10
Say not: What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were better than they are now? for this manner of question is foolish.

Additional Translations
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger settles in the lap of a fool.Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger will rest in the bosom of fools.

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation resteth in the bosom of fools.

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

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

Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, For anger in the bosom of fools resteth.
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