James 1:20
Good News Translation
Human anger does not achieve God's righteous purpose.

Contemporary English Version
If you are angry, you cannot do any of the good things God wants done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.

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For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation. . . .

Numbers 20:11,12 And when Moses bad lifted up his hand, and struck the rock twice with the rod, there came forth water in great abundance, so that the people and their cattle drank, . . .

2 Timothy 2:24,25 But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild toward all men, apt to teach, patient, . . .

Context
Hearing and Doing
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. 21Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.…
Cross References
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.

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

Additional Translations
for man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires.

for man's anger does not produce the righteousness of God.

For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.

for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

For a man's anger does not lead to action which God regards as righteous.

for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.

for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work;
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