How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.
This third edition of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:
They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
nor go with a wrathful man,
lest you learn his ways
and entangle yourself in a snare.
A man of wrath stirs up strife,
and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.