19 gKnow this, my beloved brothers: let every person hbe quick to hear, islow to speak, jslow to anger;
Read in Context
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 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.
When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
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