Proverbs 14:17

17A man of a  quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 15:18

18 b  A hot-tempered man c  stirs up strife,
but he who is d  slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 16:32

32 e  Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

9 f  Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
g  for anger lodges in the heart
Hebrew  in the bosom
of fools.

James 1:19-20

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 i  Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person j  be quick to hear k  slow to speak l  slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
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