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Q: Does the Bible indicate that a person might hide the truth in anger or hostility?

A: Yes, the basic meaning of Hosea 9:7 is that because of internal iniquity, one's enmity — or hostility — is very great. A person who is constantly angry is probably using his anger as an outlet for something that is a deeper internal problem of some sin or another, such as bitterness towards someone. It is one thing to be angry and then get over it, and even Paul says, “Be angry, but sin not.” Emotional flare ups happen with everybody, but if one is in a constant attitude of anger and hostility, that is usually a front for a much deeper problem.