New Living Translation
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
King James Bible
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Darby Bible Translation
So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
World English Bible
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
Young's Literal Translation
So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:19 Let every man be swift to hear - This is treated of from Jas 1:21 to the end of the next chapter . Slow to speak - Which is treated of in he third chapter . Slow to wrath - Neither murmuring at God, nor angry at his neighbour. This is treated of in the third, and throughout the fourth and fifth chapter s.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
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This time when the donkey saw the angel, it lay down under Balaam. In a fit of rage Balaam beat the animal again with his staff.
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
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