Bible Verses About Anger

by Sister McCook

The Bible talks about anger in many ways in a lot of scriptures. The following are some of the Bible verses about anger.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. – John 3:16-17 
“For my name’s sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. – Isaiah 48:9 
“Go out of the midst of her, my people! Let every one save his life from the fierce anger of the Lord! – Jeremiah 51:45 
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:21-24 
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. – Leviticus 19:17-18 
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. – Proverbs 29:11 
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. – Proverbs 15:18 
A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it. – Proverbs 16:14 
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. – Proverbs 19:19 
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. – Proverbs 14:17 
A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good. – Proverbs 16:29 
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. – Proverbs 29:22 
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. – Proverbs 25:28 
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1 
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. – Proverbs 27:3 
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. – Luke 6:31 
And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. – Mark 3:5 
And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp. – Numbers 11:1 
And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?” – Jonah 4:4 
And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice – 1 Kings 11:9 
As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” – Hebrews 3:11 
Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.” – Job 19:29 
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger – Ephesians 4:26 
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. – Ephesians 4:26-27 
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. … – Ephesians 4:26-31 
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah – Psalm 4:4 
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. – Ecclesiastes 7:9 
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. – Psalm 37:7-9 
Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry, I struck him; I hid my face and was angry, but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart. – Isaiah 57:17 
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” – Romans 12:19 
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. – Romans 2:5 
But for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. – Genesis 4:5-8
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. – Matthew 5:22 
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. – Galatians 5:16 
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. – Colossians 3:8 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7 
Do all things without grumbling or questioning – Philippians 2:14 
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. – 1 Peter 3:9 
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. – 1 John 3:15 
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4 
For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain – Titus 1:7 
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. – Psalm 30:5 
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. – 2 Corinthians 12:20 
For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made. – Isaiah 57:16 
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13 
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. – Proverbs 6:34 
For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife. -Proverbs 30:33 
For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. – James 1:20 
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. Romans 1:18 
Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:23 
Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever. – Jeremiah 3:12 
God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. – Psalm 7:11 
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11 
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling – 1 Timothy 2:8 
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20 
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, … – Ephesians 4:1-32 
I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! – Galatians 5:12 
Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions – Galatians 5:20 
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. – Proverbs 29:9 
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. – 1 John 1:8-10 
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. – Proverbs 20:3 
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. – Proverbs 21:19 
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. – Proverbs 4:23 
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger – James 1:19 
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. – Ephesians 4:31 
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:31-32 
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29 
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. – Ephesians 5:6 
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man – Proverbs 22:24 
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. – Proverbs 22:24-25 
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: … – 1 John 2:1-29 
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. – Galatians 5:19-21 
On account of these the wrath of God is coming. – Colossians 3:6 
One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. – Proverbs 14:16-17 
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. – Colossians 3:12-13 
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. – Psalm 37:8 
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. – Psalm 37:8-9 
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. – Proverbs 29:8 
So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:23-24 
Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple. – Job 5:2 
The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. – Psalm 110:5 
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. – Proverbs 12:16 
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. – Psalm 103:8 
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. – Nahum 1:3 
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness – Exodus 34:6 
Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. -Revelation 15:1 
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only. – 2 Kings 17:18 
They are coming in to fight against the Chaldeans and to fill them with the dead bodies of men whom I shall strike down in my anger and my wrath, for I have hidden my face from this city because of all their evil. – Jeremiah 33:5 
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. – James 4:1-2 
Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him. – Nahum 1:6 
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. – Proverbs 14:29 
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. – Proverbs 16:32 
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. – Proverbs 17:27 
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone. If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you. A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. … – Proverbs 25:15-26:9 
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? – Proverbs 27:4 
You shall be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror, to the nations all around you, when I execute judgments on you in anger and fury, and with furious rebukes—I am the Lord; I have spoken — Ezekiel 5:15 

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