What The Bible Says About Anger

Anger

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Psalm 145:8

… a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,… Nehemiah 9:17

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:19,20

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:9

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:…
Proverbs 14:17

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 16:32

A wrathful man stireth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 15:18

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Proverbs 29:22

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Psalm 37:8

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Proverbs 22:24,25

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:1

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest thy be discouraged.
Colossians 3:21

Be ye angry;, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Ephesians 4:26

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a
transgression.
Proverbs 19:11

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 21:19

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:
Matthew 5:22

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:31,32

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:19-21

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, gibe him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
Proverbs 25:21,22

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:8

 

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