For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
Then Nebuchadnezzar in rage and anger gave orders to bring Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego; then these men were brought before the king.
"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
For the wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
The fury of a king is [like] messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty [enough to go] into the fiery hell.