Jesus said, “I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.” (Matthew 5:22)
He didn’t say “angry with his brother without a cause” as those versions have it that were translated from Textus Receptus. It seems obvious that someone had added those words, perhaps someone who wanted to justify his anger. I have never known anyone who was angry without a cause. There’s always a reason for anyone’s anger.
The word that is translated as “without a cause” is “εικη.” That word is not found in the two manuscripts that contain the verse which are dated prior to A.D. 300. Those two are Papyrus 67 and Papyrus 96.
So Jesus seems to have taught that it is wrong to be angry.
However, the apostle Paul wrote, "Be angry and do not sin. (Ephesians 4:26)
So it seems that Paul thought that it was okay to be angry, if you avoided doing anything sinful while you were angry.
Any thoughts about these seemingly differing views concerning anger? Or is there actually no difference at all?