Do not be quickly provoked(A) in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.(B)

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It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,(A) it is not easily angered,(B) it keeps no record of wrongs.(C)

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26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]:(A) Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:26 Psalm 4:4 (see Septuagint)
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Listening and Doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters,(A) take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak(B) and slow to become angry,

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20 because human anger(A) does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

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