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56 Bible Verses about Anger

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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.

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.

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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Proverbs 15:18

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

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.

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.

Matthew 5:21-22

"You have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, "You are not to commit murder,' and, "Whoever murders will be subject to punishment.' But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother "Raka!' will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, "You fool!' will be subject to hell fire.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the actions of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions,

John 2:13-18

The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as moneychangers sitting at their tables. After making a whip out of cords, he drove all of them out of the Temple, including the sheep and the cattle. He scattered the coins of the moneychangers and knocked over their tables.read more.
Then he told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!" His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me." Then the Jewish leaders asked him, "What sign can you show us as authority for doing these things?"

Leviticus 19:17

"You are not to hate your relative in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor if you must, but you are not to incur guilt on account of him.

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.

Mark 3:5

Jesus looked around at them in anger, deeply hurt because of their hard hearts. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand was restored to health.

Job 5:2

For wrath will slay a fool; zealous anger will kill the naive.

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Anger » The anger of the lord

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.

Psalm 103:8-9

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love. He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.

Isaiah 9:19-21

From the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies the land has been scorched, and the people have become like fuel for the fire; no one will spare his neighbor. They cut meat on the right, but they're still hungry, and they devour also on the left, but they're not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own children. Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. "Yet for all this, his anger has not turned away, and his hand is still stretched out, ready to strike."

Isaiah 12:1

At that time, you will say: "I will praise you, LORD, for although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away, and you have comforted me.

Jeremiah 3:11-12

Then the LORD told me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say, "Return, unfaithful Israel,' declares the LORD. "I won't look on you in anger, for I am gracious,' declares the LORD. "I won't remain angry forever.

Anger » Be slow to

Proverbs 15:18

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

Anger » A characteristic of fools

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Anger » Not being angry

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified

Exodus 11:8

All these officials of yours will come down to me, prostrate themselves to me, and say, "Get out, you and all the people following you!' After that I'll go out." Then Moses angrily left Pharaoh.

Leviticus 10:16

Now Moses diligently sought for the goat that had been offered as a sin offering, but it had already been incinerated, so he was angry with Aaron's sons who remained. He asked Eleazar and Ithamar,

Numbers 16:15

Moses was very angry, so he told the LORD, "Please don't accept their offering. I haven't taken even one donkey from them nor have I hurt even one of them."

Nehemiah 5:6

I became very livid when I heard their complaining and these charges.

Anger » Connected with » Strife and contention

Proverbs 30:33

Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.

Anger » The lord being slow to anger

Nahum 1:3

The LORD is slow to anger and powerful, and he will never let the guilty go unpunished. The LORD's path is in the windstorm and hurricane; thunderclouds are dust beneath his feet.

Psalm 103:8-9

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love. He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.

Joel 2:12-13

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Turn back to me with your whole heart, with fasting, tears, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not your garments; and turn back to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to become angry, overflowing in gracious love, and grieves about this evil.

Anger » Forbidden

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Anger » Grievous words stir up

Judges 12:4

Then Jephthah mustered all the men of Gilead, fought the tribe of Ephraim, and defeated them, because they had been claiming, "You descendants of Gilead are fugitives in the midst of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh."

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Anger » Brings its own punishment

Job 5:2

For wrath will slay a fool; zealous anger will kill the naive.

Proverbs 19:19

The person who has great anger must pay the consequences, because if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.

Anger » Meekness pacifies

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If your overseer gets angry at you, don't resign, because calmness pacifies great offenses.

Anger » Children should not be provoked to

Anger » Connected with » Cruelty

Genesis 49:7

Their anger is cursed, because it is so fierce, as is their vehemence, because it is so cruel. I will separate them throughout Jacob's territory and disperse them throughout Israel."

Proverbs 27:3-4

Rocks are heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation outweighs them both. Wrath can be fierce and anger overwhelms but who can stand up to jealousy?

Anger » Those that are slow to anger

Proverbs 15:18

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

Anger » Angry people

Proverbs 15:18

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

Anger » Avoid those given to

Genesis 49:6

I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun.

Anger » Should not betray us into sin

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

1 Samuel 20:34

So on the second day of the New Moon Jonathan angrily got up from the table without eating because he was upset about David, and because his father had humiliated him.

2 Chronicles 25:10

The man of God answered, "The LORD has a lot more than that to give you!" So Amaziah sent the troops home who had arrived from Ephraim. They flew into a rage against Judah but left for home very angry.

Anger » Instances of » Moses, toward pharaoh

Exodus 11:8

All these officials of yours will come down to me, prostrate themselves to me, and say, "Get out, you and all the people following you!' After that I'll go out." Then Moses angrily left Pharaoh.

Numbers 20:10-11

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock. "Pay attention, you rebels!" Moses told them. "Are we to bring you water from this rock?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Lots of water gushed out, and both the community and their cattle were able to drink.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified

Acts 5:17

Then the high priest and all those from the sect of the Sadducees who were with him were filled with jealousy. So they went out,

Acts 7:54

While they were listening to these things, they became more and more furious and began to grind their teeth at him.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:19

Uzziah flew into a rage while he held in his hand a censer to burn incense. As he got angry at the priests, leprosy broke out all over his forehead right in front of the priests beside the incense altar in the LORD's Temple.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 16:10

In response, Asa flew into a rage and locked up the seer in stocks in the palace prison because of what Hanani had told him. Asa also tortured some of the people of Israel at that time.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » moses

Numbers 20:10-11

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock. "Pay attention, you rebels!" Moses told them. "Are we to bring you water from this rock?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Lots of water gushed out, and both the community and their cattle were able to drink.

Anger » Where anger rests

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Simeon and levi

Genesis 49:5-7

"Simeon and Levi are brothers; their swords are violent weapons. I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun. Their anger is cursed, because it is so fierce, as is their vehemence, because it is so cruel. I will separate them throughout Jacob's territory and disperse them throughout Israel."

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 20:30

Saul flew into a rage and told Jonathan, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you have chosen Jesse's son to your shame and to the shame of your mother who bore you?

Anger » Connected with » Clamor and evil-speaking

Anger » Connected with » Malice and blasphemy

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Anger » What pacifies anger

Proverbs 21:14

Privately given gifts pacify wrath, and payments made secretly appease great anger.

Anger » Angry countenances

Anger » What defers anger

Anger » A work of the flesh

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob got angry and started an argument with Laban. "What have I done?" he demanded. "What's my crime that would cause you to come pursue me so violently?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:27

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. As a result, Balaam got so angry that he started to whip the donkey with his staff.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Esau

Genesis 27:45

After that happens and he has forgotten what you've done to him, I'll send for you so you can return from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5-6

but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering. When Cain became very upset and depressed, the LORD asked Cain, "Why are you so upset? Why are you depressed?

Anger » Instances of » Jonah, because the gourd withered

Jonah 4:1-2

Greatly displeased, Jonah flew into a rage. So he prayed to the LORD, "LORD, isn't this what I said while I was still in my home country? That's why I fled previously to Tarshish, because I knew you're a compassionate God, slow to anger, overflowing with gracious love, and reluctant to send trouble.

Jonah 4:4

The LORD replied, "Does being angry make you right?"

Jonah 4:9

Then God asked Jonah, "Is your anger about the vine plant justified?" And he answered, "Absolutely! I'm so angry I could die!"

Anger » What stirs up anger

Anger » What anger is

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath can be fierce and anger overwhelms but who can stand up to jealousy?

Anger » May be averted by wisdom

Proverbs 29:8

Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.

Anger » In prayer be free from

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman flew into a rage and left, telling himself, "Look! I thought "He's surely going to come out to me, stand still, call out in the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the infection, and cure the leprosy!'

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:16

Herod flew into a rage when he learned that he had been tricked by the wise men, so he ordered the execution of all the male children in Bethlehem and all its neighboring regions, who were two years old and younger, according to the time that he had determined from the wise men.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:4

Ahab went back to his palace, sullen and in a foul mood, because Naboth the Jezreelite had turned down Ahab's offer by saying "I will not transfer my ancestors' inheritance to you!" He laid down on his bed, curled up with his face to the wall, and refused to eat.

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

Esther 1:12

Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's order that was brought by the eunuchs.

Esther 7:7

The king got up from the banquet in anger and went out to the palace garden, while Haman stood there begging Queen Esther to spare his life, because he realized that the king intended to harm him.

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

1 Samuel 20:30-34

Saul flew into a rage and told Jonathan, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you have chosen Jesse's son to your shame and to the shame of your mother who bore you? As long as Jesse's son lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established! Now send someone and bring David to me. He's a dead man!" Jonathan asked his father Saul, "Why should he be killed? What did he do?" read more.
Then Saul threw the spear that was beside him to strike Jonathan down. So Jonathan realized that his father was determined to kill David. So on the second day of the New Moon Jonathan angrily got up from the table without eating because he was upset about David, and because his father had humiliated him.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 3:13

Nebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and furiously ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him.

Anger » Instances of » Balaam, toward his ass

Numbers 22:27

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. As a result, Balaam got so angry that he started to whip the donkey with his staff.

Numbers 22:29

"Because you're playing a dirty trick on me," Balaam answered the donkey. "If only I had a sword in my hand! I'd kill you right now!"

Anger » Instances of » Balak, toward balaam

Numbers 24:10-11

Balak flew into a rage and he started hitting his fists together. "I called you to curse my enemies," he yelled at Balaam. "But look here! You've blessed them three times! Now get out of here! I had promised you that I would definitely honor you, but now the LORD has kept me from doing that!"

Anger » Instances of » Pharaoh » Toward moses

Exodus 10:11

No! Let the men go and serve the LORD, for that is what you were seeking." Then they were driven out from the presence of Pharaoh.

Exodus 10:28

Then Pharaoh told him, "Get away from me! Watch out that you never see my face again, because on the day you see my face, you will die!"

Anger » Who God is angry with

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Haman

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

Daniel 3:13

Nebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and furiously ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him.

Daniel 3:19

Out of control with rage, Nebuchadnezzar's facial expression changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and he ordered that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual.

Anger » Instances of » Jews, against stephen

Acts 7:54-58

While they were listening to these things, they became more and more furious and began to grind their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. He said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" read more.
But they shouted out loud, stopped listening, and together they all rushed at him, ran him outside of the city, and began to stone him to death. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Jonah

Jonah 4:4

The LORD replied, "Does being angry make you right?"

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 swords are violent weapons. I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun. Their anger is cursed, because it is so fierce, as is their vehemence, because it is so cruel. I will separate them throughout Jacob's territory and disperse them throughout Israel."

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

2 Chronicles 26:19

Uzziah flew into a rage while he held in his hand a censer to burn incense. As he got angry at the priests, leprosy broke out all over his forehead right in front of the priests beside the incense altar in the LORD's Temple.

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

2 Chronicles 16:10

In response, Asa flew into a rage and locked up the seer in stocks in the palace prison because of what Hanani had told him. Asa also tortured some of the people of Israel at that time.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » Our lord

Mark 3:5

Jesus looked around at them in anger, deeply hurt because of their hard hearts. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand was restored to health.

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

2 Kings 5:12

Aren't the Abana and Pharpar rivers in Damascus better than all of the water in Israel? Couldn't I just bathe in them and become clean?" So he turned away and left, filled with anger.

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

Job 32:3

Furthermore, he was furious with his three friends because they had not answered Job, but instead had condemned him.

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

1 Kings 21:4

Ahab went back to his palace, sullen and in a foul mood, because Naboth the Jezreelite had turned down Ahab's offer by saying "I will not transfer my ancestors' inheritance to you!" He laid down on his bed, curled up with his face to the wall, and refused to eat.

Anger » Instances of » Of cain slaying abel

Genesis 4:5-8

but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering. When Cain became very upset and depressed, the LORD asked Cain, "Why are you so upset? Why are you depressed? If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?" read more.
Instead, Cain told his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the wilderness." When they were outside in the fields, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Anger » Instances of » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

"We've heard about Moab's pride so very proud he became! his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; therefore he is alone.

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

Matthew 2:16

Herod flew into a rage when he learned that he had been tricked by the wise men, so he ordered the execution of all the male children in Bethlehem and all its neighboring regions, who were two years old and younger, according to the time that he had determined from the wise men.

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

Anger » Instances of » Paul, toward ananias

Acts 23:3

At this Paul told him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! How can you sit there and judge me according to the Law, and yet in violation of the Law order me to be struck?"

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

Judges 8:1

Later on, the descendants of Ephraim spoke to Gideon. They argued vehemently, "What are you doing to us? You never called us! But you went out to fight Midian!"

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

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

Lamentations 2:21

Young men and the aged lie on the ground in the streets; my young women and young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them in your anger, slaughtering them without pity.

Israel » Anger » God's

Exodus 32:9-14

Then the LORD told Moses, "I've seen these people and indeed they're obstinate. Now let me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may consume them, but I'll make a great nation of you." But Moses implored the LORD his God: "LORD, why are you angry with your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a show of force? read more.
Why should the Egyptians say, "He brought them out with an evil intention to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your anger and change your mind about the calamity against your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants to whom you swore by yourself as you told them, "I'll increase the number of your descendants like the stars of the heavens, I'll give your descendants all of this land about which I have spoken, and they are to possess it forever.'" So the LORD changed his mind about the calamity he had said he would bring on his people.

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Topics on Anger

Anger And Forgiveness

49;4;26

"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry,

Anger In Christian Living

49;4;26

"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry,

Anger Of God, Causes

4;32;10-15

That's why the LORD's anger flared up that day and he promised by an oath that

Anger Of God, Consequences

5;9;8

At Horeb you continually rebelled against the LORD, so that he was angry enough to destroy you.

Anger Of God, Description

16;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.

Anger Of God, Examples Of

1;11;8

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city.

Anger Of God, Nature Of

34;1;6

Who can stand before his fury? And who can endure his fierce anger? His displeasure pours out like fire, and rocks are broken to pieces because of him.

Anger Of God, Saved From

19;30;5

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.

Anger Of Man, Cause

1;27;42-45

Eventually, what Rebekah's older son Esau had been saying was reported to her, so she sent for her younger son Jacob and warned him, "Look! Your brother is planning to get even by killing you.

Anger Of Man, Righteous

1;31;36

Then Jacob got angry and started an argument with Laban. "What have I done?" he demanded. "What's my crime that would cause you to come pursue me so violently?

Anger Of Man, Unrighteous

1;4;5

but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering.

Anger Subsiding

26;16;42

"That's how I'll make you stop your prostitution so you won't pay any prostitute's fees anymore. I'll stop being angry with you, and I'll cease being jealous. I'll be calm and not be indignant anymore.

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

The anger of a fool becomes readily apparent, but the prudent person overlooks an insult.

Anger, Human

1;4;4-5

while Abel brought the best parts of some of the firstborn from his flock. The LORD looked favorably upon Abel and his offering,

Anger, Justified Examples

41;3;5

Jesus looked around at them in anger, deeply hurt because of their hard hearts. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand was restored to health.

Anger, Sinful Examples

1;4;5

but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering.

Being Slow To Anger

59;1;19

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Controlling Anger

20;16;32

Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city.

Fire Of God's Anger

24;4;4

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD and remove the foreskin of your heart, you men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem, or else my wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to put it out, because of your evil deeds."

God Has Anger

19;7;11

God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry with sinners every day.

Slow To Anger

20;14;29

Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding as being quick-tempered compares to stupidity.

Speed Of God's Anger

2;34;6

The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth.

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