New Living Translation
Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
King James Bible
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.
World English Bible
for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.
Young's Literal Translation
for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:20 The righteousness of God here includes all duties prescribed by him, and pleasing to him.
"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 …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
All Joy in all Trials
But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry,
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