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56 Bible Verses about Anger

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Ephesians 4:26-27

Be angry and do not sin. Don't let the sun go down on your anger, and don't give the Devil an opportunity.

James 1:19-20

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for man's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.

Ephesians 4:31-32

All bitterness, anger and wrath, insult and slander must be removed from you, along with all wickedness. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Psalm 37:8

Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm.

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to listen and did not remember Your wonders You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, and You did not abandon them.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't make friends with an angry man, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man, or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Matthew 5:21-22

"You have heard that it was said to our ancestors, Do not murder , and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Fool!' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, 'You moron!' will be subject to hellfire.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,

John 2:13-18

The Jewish Passover was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple complex He found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and [He also found] the money changers sitting there. After making a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers' coins and overturned the tables.read more.
He told those who were selling doves, "Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father's house into a marketplace!" And His disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for Your house will consume Me. So the Jews replied to Him, "What sign [of authority] will You show us for doing these things?"

Leviticus 19:17

"You must not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.

Psalm 30:4-5

Sing to the Lord, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.

Mark 3:5

After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

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Anger » The anger of the lord

Psalm 30:4-5

Sing to the Lord, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.

Psalm 103:8-9

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and full of faithful love. He will not always accuse [us] or be angry forever.

Isaiah 9:19-21

The land is scorched by the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, and the people are like fuel for the fire. No one has compassion on his brother. They carve [meat] on the right, but they are [still] hungry; they have eaten on the left, but they are [still] not satisfied. Each one eats the flesh of his own arm. Manasseh is with Ephraim, and Ephraim with Manasseh; together, both are against Judah. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].

Isaiah 12:1

On that day you will say: "I will praise You, Lord, although You were angry with me. Your anger has turned away, and You have had compassion on me.

Jeremiah 3:11-12

The Lord announced to me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say: Return, unfaithful Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not look on you with anger, for I am unfailing in My love. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not be angry forever.

Anger » Be slow to

Anger » A characteristic of fools

Anger » Not being angry

Psalm 37:8

Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified

Exodus 11:8

All these officials of yours will come down to me and bow before me, saying: Leave, you and all the people who follow you. After that, I will leave.' " And he left Pharaoh's presence in fierce anger.

Leviticus 10:16

Later, Moses inquired about the male goat of the sin offering, but it had already been burned up. He was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's surviving sons, and asked,

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses became angry and said to the Lord, "Don't respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them."

Nehemiah 5:6

I became extremely angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

Anger » Connected with » Strife and contention

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.

Anger » The lord being slow to anger

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will never leave [the guilty] unpunished. His path is in the whirlwind and storm, and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Psalm 103:8-9

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and full of faithful love. He will not always accuse [us] or be angry forever.

Joel 2:12-13

Even now- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to the Lord your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and He relents from sending disaster.

Anger » Forbidden

Anger » Grievous words stir up

Judges 12:4

Then Jephthah gathered all of the men of Gilead. They fought and defeated Ephraim, because Ephraim had said, "You Gileadites are Ephraimite fugitives in [the territories of] Ephraim and Manasseh."

2 Samuel 19:43

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: "We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater [claim] to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren't we the first to speak of restoring our king?" But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

Anger » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 19:19

A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.

Anger » Meekness pacifies

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler's anger rises against you, don't leave your place, for calmness puts great offenses to rest.

Anger » Children should not be provoked to

Anger » Connected with » Cruelty

Genesis 49:7

Their anger is cursed, for it is strong, and their fury, for it is cruel! I will disperse them throughout Jacob and scatter them throughout Israel.

Proverbs 27:3-4

A stone is heavy and sand, a burden, but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both. Fury is cruel, and anger is a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?

Anger » Those that are slow to anger

Anger » Angry people

Anger » Avoid those given to

Genesis 49:6

May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

Anger » Should not betray us into sin

Psalm 37:8

Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm.

Anger » Instances of » Jonathan, on account of saul's persecution of david

1 Samuel 20:34

He got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the New Moon, for he was grieved because of his father's shameful behavior toward David.

2 Chronicles 25:10

So Amaziah released the division that came to him from Ephraim to go home. But they got very angry with Judah and returned home in a fierce rage.

Anger » Instances of » Moses, toward pharaoh

Exodus 11:8

All these officials of yours will come down to me and bow before me, saying: Leave, you and all the people who follow you. After that, I will leave.' " And he left Pharaoh's presence in fierce anger.

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified

Acts 5:17

Then the high priest took action. He and all his colleagues, those who belonged to the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:19

Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord's temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 16:10

Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison because of his anger over this. And Asa mistreated some of the people at that time.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » moses

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Anger » Where anger rests

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Simeon and levi

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi are brothers; their knives are vicious weapons. May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen. Their anger is cursed, for it is strong, and their fury, for it is cruel! I will disperse them throughout Jacob and scatter them throughout Israel.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 20:30

Then Saul became angry with Jonathan and shouted, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you are siding with Jesse's son to your own shame and to the disgrace of your mother?

Anger » Connected with » Clamor and evil-speaking

Anger » Connected with » Malice and blasphemy

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Anger » What pacifies anger

Proverbs 21:14

A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

Anger » Angry countenances

Anger » What defers anger

Anger » A work of the flesh

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob became incensed and brought charges against Laban. "What is my crime?" he said to Laban. "What is my sin, that you have pursued me?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:27

When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Esau

Genesis 27:45

until your brother's rage turns away from you and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send for you and bring you back from there. Why should I lose you both in one day?"

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5-6

but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you furious? And why are you downcast?

Anger » Instances of » Jonah, because the gourd withered

Jonah 4:1-2

But Jonah was greatly displeased and became furious. He prayed to the Lord: "Please, Lord, isn't this what I said while I was still in my own country? That's why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place. I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to become angry, rich in faithful love, and One who relents from [sending] disaster.

Jonah 4:4

The Lord asked, "Is it right for you to be angry?"

Jonah 4:9

Then God asked Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?" "[Yes,]" he replied. "It is right. I'm angry enough to die!"

Anger » What stirs up anger

Anger » What anger is

Proverbs 27:4

Fury is cruel, and anger is a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?

Anger » May be averted by wisdom

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.

Anger » In prayer be free from

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman got angry and left, saying, "I was telling myself: He will surely come out, stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and will wave his hand over the spot and cure the skin disease.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:4

So Ahab went to his palace resentful and angry, because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had told him. He had said, "I will not give you my fathers' inheritance." He lay down on his bed, turned his face away, and didn't eat any food.

Anger » Instances of » Ahasuerus, toward vashti, for refusing to amuse his advisorss

Esther 1:12

But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command that was delivered by his eunuchs. The king became furious and his anger burned within him.

Esther 7:7

Angered by this, the king arose from where they were drinking wine and [went to] the palace garden. Haman remained to beg Queen Esther for his life because he realized the king was planning something terrible for him.

Anger » Instances of » Saul, toward jonathan, on account of his sympathy with david

1 Samuel 20:30-34

Then Saul became angry with Jonathan and shouted, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you are siding with Jesse's son to your own shame and to the disgrace of your mother? Every day Jesse's son lives on earth you and your kingship are not secure. Now send for him and bring him to me-he deserves to die." Jonathan answered his father back: "Why is he to be killed? What has he done?" read more.
Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, so he knew that his father was determined to kill David. He got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the New Moon, for he was grieved because of his father's shameful behavior toward David.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 3:13

Then in a furious rage Nebuchadnezzar gave orders to bring in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king.

Anger » Instances of » Balaam, toward his ass

Numbers 22:27

When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

Numbers 22:29

Balaam answered the donkey, "You made me look like a fool. If I had a sword in my hand, I'd kill you now!"

Anger » Instances of » Balak, toward balaam

Numbers 24:10-11

Then Balak became furious with Balaam, struck his hands together, and said to him, "I summoned you to put a curse on my enemies, but instead, you have blessed [them these three times]. Now go to your home! I said I would reward you richly, but look, the Lord has denied you a reward."

Anger » Instances of » Pharaoh » Toward moses

Exodus 10:11

No, only the men may go and worship the Lord, for that is what you have been asking for." And they were driven from Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 10:28

Pharaoh said to him, "Leave me! Make sure you never see my face again, for on the day you see my face, you will die."

Anger » Who God is angry with

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:5

When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

Anger » Instances of » Nebuchadnezzar, on account of the insubordination of the three hebrews, who refused to worship his idol

Daniel 3:13

Then in a furious rage Nebuchadnezzar gave orders to bring in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king.

Daniel 3:19

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He gave orders to heat the furnace seven times more than was customary,

Anger » Instances of » Jews, against stephen

Acts 7:54-58

When they heard these things, they were enraged in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God's glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" read more.
Then they screamed at the top of their voices, stopped their ears, and rushed together against him. They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Jonah

Jonah 4:4

The Lord asked, "Is it right for you to be angry?"

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Jews

Anger » Instances of » Simeon and levi, on account of the humbling of their sister, dinah

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi are brothers; their knives are vicious weapons. May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen. Their anger is cursed, for it is strong, and their fury, for it is cruel! I will disperse them throughout Jacob and scatter them throughout Israel.

Anger » Instances of » Uzziah toward azariah, the priest, because of his reproof of

2 Chronicles 26:19

Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord's temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.

Anger » Instances of » Asa, because the prophet rebuked him

2 Chronicles 16:10

Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison because of his anger over this. And Asa mistreated some of the people at that time.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » Our lord

Mark 3:5

After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Anger » Instances of » Naaman, because elisha directed him to wash in the jordan

2 Kings 5:12

Aren't Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and left in a rage.

Anger » Instances of » Elihu, because job had beaten his friends in argument

Job 32:3

He was also angry at Job's three friends because they had failed to refute [him], and yet had condemned him.

Anger » Instances of » Ahab, because naboth would not sell his vineyard

1 Kings 21:4

So Ahab went to his palace resentful and angry, because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had told him. He had said, "I will not give you my fathers' inheritance." He lay down on his bed, turned his face away, and didn't eat any food.

Anger » Instances of » Of cain slaying abel

Genesis 4:5-8

but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you furious? And why are you downcast? If you do right, won't you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it." read more.
Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Anger » Instances of » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of Moab's pride- how very proud he is- his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance, and his empty boasting.

Anger » Instances of » Herod, toward the wise men who deceived him

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Anger » Instances of » The people of nazareth, toward jesus

Anger » Instances of » Paul, toward ananias

Acts 23:3

Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! You are sitting there judging me according to the law, and in violation of the law are you ordering me to be struck?"

Anger » Instances of » Ephraimites, toward gideon, for not soliciting their help against the midianites

Judges 8:1

The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?" And they argued with him violently.

Anger » Instances of » Haman, because mordecai did not salute him

Esther 3:5

When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

Day » A time of judgment called a day of » Anger

Lamentations 2:21

[Both] young and old are lying on the ground in the streets. My young men and women have fallen by the sword. You have killed [them] in the day of Your anger, slaughtering without compassion.

Israel » Anger » God's

Exodus 32:9-14

The Lord also said to Moses: "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people. Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation." But Moses interceded with the Lord his God: "Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a strong hand? read more.
Why should the Egyptians say, 'He brought them out with an evil intent to kill them in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn from Your great anger and change Your mind about this disaster [planned] for Your people. Remember that You swore to Your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Israel by Yourself and declared to them, 'I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and will give your offspring all this land that I have promised, and they will inherit [it] forever.' " So the Lord changed His mind about the disaster He said He would bring on His people.

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Topics on Anger

Anger And Forgiveness

49;4;26

Be angry and do not sin. Don't let the sun go down on your anger,

Anger In Christian Living

49;4;26

Be angry and do not sin. Don't let the sun go down on your anger,

Anger Of God, Causes

4;32;10-15

So the Lord's anger burned that day, and He swore an oath:

Anger Of God, Consequences

5;9;8

You provoked the Lord at Horeb, and He was angry enough with you to destroy you.

Anger Of God, Description

16;9;17

They refused to listen and did not remember Your wonders You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, and You did not abandon them.

Anger Of God, Examples Of

1;11;8

So the Lord scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city.

Anger Of God, Nature Of

34;1;6

Who can withstand His indignation? Who can endure His burning anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, even rocks are shattered before Him.

Anger Of God, Saved From

19;30;5

For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.

Anger Of Man, Cause

1;27;42-45

When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.

Anger Of Man, Righteous

1;31;36

Then Jacob became incensed and brought charges against Laban. "What is my crime?" he said to Laban. "What is my sin, that you have pursued me?

Anger Of Man, Unrighteous

1;4;5

but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast.

Anger Subsiding

26;16;42

So I will satisfy My wrath against you, and My jealousy will turn away from you. Then I will be silent and no longer angry.

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

A fool's displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

Anger, Human

1;4;4-5

And Abel also presented [an offering]-some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,

Anger, Justified Examples

41;3;5

After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Anger, Sinful Examples

1;4;5

but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast.

Being Slow To Anger

59;1;19

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

Controlling Anger

20;16;32

Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper, than capturing a city.

Fire Of God's Anger

24;4;4

Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish [it] because of your evil deeds.

God Has Anger

19;7;11

God is a righteous judge, and a God who executes justice every day.

Slow To Anger

20;14;29

A patient person [shows] great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

Speed Of God's Anger

2;34;6

Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,

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