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34 Bible Verses about Aggression

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Psalm 37:8

Calm your anger and abandon wrath. Don't be angry it only leads to evil.

Proverbs 14:17

A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.

James 1:19-20

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. For human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

Ephesians 4:26-27

"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry, and do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Luke 22:36

Then he told them, "But now whoever has a wallet must take it along, and his traveling bag, too. And the one who has no sword must sell his coat and buy one.

Matthew 26:52

Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in its place! Everyone who uses a sword will be killed by a sword.

1 Corinthians 13:5

and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful;

Nehemiah 9:17

They would not listen, and did not remember the miracles you did among them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return them to their slavery. "But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in gracious love; therefore you did not abandon them.

Psalm 30:4-5

You, his godly ones, sing to the LORD, give thanks at the mention of his holiness. For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered, or you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.

Romans 12:17-21

Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people. Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord." read more.
But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head." Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Luke 3:14

Even some soldiers were asking him, "And what should we do?" He told them, "Never extort money from anyone by threats or blackmail, and be satisfied with your pay."

Matthew 5:43-48

"You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. read more.
If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they? And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they? So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

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