Be Slow To…

1. Slow to speak.

Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words. Ecc 5:2-3

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Prov 10:19

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. Prov 13:3

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Prov 15:2

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Prov 17:27

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame. Prov 18:13

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Prov 21:23

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. Jam 3:2

2. Slow to anger.

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Prov 14:29

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. Prov 15:18

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Prov 16:32

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Prov 19:11

A man of quick temper acts foolishly. Prov 14:17

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. Ecc 7:8-9


Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

James 1:19

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