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
CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
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