James 1:20

20 for man's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.

James 1:20 Meaning and Commentary

James 1:20

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
] This is so far from engaging persons to do that which is right and acceptable in the sight of God, that it puts them upon doing that which is evil. The Alexandrian copy reads, "with the wrath of men do not work the righteousness of God"; do not attend upon the word and ordinances of God with a wrathful spirit. Compare, with this, ( 1 Timothy 2:8 ) .

James 1:20 In-Context

18 By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.
19 My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,
20 for man's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.
21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil excess, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.
22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.