Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on James 1:19 in English Standard Version "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;" Pr 10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Pr 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Pr 17:27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Ec 5:1 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. 1Jo 2:21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.