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Remember this, my dear friends! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry.
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You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.
Nehemiah 8:2,3,12-14,18 Then Esdras the priest brought the law before the multitude of men and women, and all those that could understand, in the first day of the seventh month. . . .
Nehemiah 9:3 And they rose up to stand: and they read in the book of the law of the Lord their God, four times in the day, and four times they confessed, and adored the Lord their God.
Proverbs 8:32-35 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. . . .
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw nigh to hear. For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools, who know not what evil they do.
Mark 2:2 And it was heard that he was in the house. And many came together, so that there was no room: no, not even at the door. And he spoke to them the word.
Mark 12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord. And whence is he then his son? And a great multitude heard him gladly.
Luke 15:1 Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.
Luke 19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
Acts 2:42 And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers.
Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee: and thou hast done well in coming. Now, therefore, all we are present in thy sight to hear all things whatsoever are commanded thee by the Lord.
Acts 13:42-44,48 And as they went out, they desired them that on the next sabbath they would speak unto them these words. . . .
Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.
slow to speak.
James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 3:1,2 Be ye not many masters, my brethren, knowing that you receive the greater judgment. . . .
Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.
Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.
Proverbs 17:27 He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.
Proverbs 18:13,21 He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion. . . .
Proverbs 21:23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.
Ecclesiastes 5:2,3 Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. . . .
slow to wrath.
Nehemiah 9:17 And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.
Proverbs 14:17,29 The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful. . . .
Proverbs 15:18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.
Proverbs 16:32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.
Proverbs 19:11,19 The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs. . . .
Proverbs 25:28 As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.
Ecclesiastes 7:8,9 Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous. . . .
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Galatians 5:20,21 Idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, . . .
Ephesians 4:26,31 Be angry: and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. . . .
Colossians 3:8,15 But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. . . .
ContextHearing and Doing
18For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature. 19You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger. 20For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.…
And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.
Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.
Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.
In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty):
My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:
Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren.
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, with respect of persons.
Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?
Be ye not many masters, my brethren, knowing that you receive the greater judgment.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Detract not one another, my brethren. He that detracteth his brother, or he that judgeth his brother, detracteth the law and judgeth the law. But if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath. But let your speech be: Yea, Yea: No, No: that you fall not under judgment.
My brethren, if any of you err from the truth and one convert him:
1 John 2:21
I have not written to you as to them that know not the truth, but as to them that know it: and that no lie is of the truth.
Additional TranslationsMy beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,
Know this, my beloved brothers. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow unto anger;
Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Ye know this , my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
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