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56 Bible Verses about Anger

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Ephesians 4:26-27

Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath, neither give place to the devil.

James 1:19-20

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice, and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Psalm 37:8

He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil.

Colossians 3:8

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

Proverbs 14:17

He that is soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to hear; neither did they remember thy wonders that thou hadst done among them, but hardened their necks and in their rebellion thought to appoint a leader to return to their bondage; but thou art a God of pardons, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great mercy, for thou didst not leave them.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not meddle 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.

Matthew 5:21-22

Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not commit murder, and whosoever shall commit murder shall be guilty of the judgment; but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother out of control shall be in danger of the judgment, and whosoever shall insult his brother shall be in danger of the council, but whosoever shall say, Thou art impious, shall be in danger of hell.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

John 2:13-18

And passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated; and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overthrew the tablesread more.
and said unto those that sold the doves, Take these things away from here; do not make my Father's house a house of merchandise. Then his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house has consumed me. Then the Jews answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart; thou shalt rebuke thy neighbour in sincerity, that thou not bear sin for him.

Psalm 7:11

God is he who judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Psalm 30:4-5

Let his merciful ones sing unto the LORD, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endures but a moment; in his will is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Mark 3:5

And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Matthew 21:12

And Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all those that sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those that sold doves

Job 5:2

It is certain that wrath kills the foolish man, and envy consumes the covetous one.

From Thematic Bible


Anger » The anger of the lord

Psalm 30:4-5

Let his merciful ones sing unto the LORD, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endures but a moment; in his will is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 103:8-9

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide, neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Isaiah 9:19-21

Through the wrath of the LORD of the hosts the land is darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire; no man shall spare his brother. And he shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry, and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied; they shall eat each man the flesh of his own arm: Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 12:1

And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will sing unto thee; though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou hast comforted me.

Jeremiah 3:11-12

And the LORD said unto me, The rebellious Israel has justified her soul in comparison to the treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north wind and say, Return, thou rebellious Israel, said the LORD and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, said the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.

Anger » Be slow to

Anger » A characteristic of fools

Anger » Not being angry

Psalm 37:8

He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified

Exodus 11:8

And all these thy slaves shall come down unto me and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Go out, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Leviticus 10:16

And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin, and, behold, it was burnt up, and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive, saying,

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses was very angry and said unto the LORD, Look not thou upon their offering; I have not taken so much as one ass from them, neither have I done evil to any of them.

Anger » Connected with » Strife and contention

Proverbs 30:33

Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.

Anger » The lord being slow to anger

Nahum 1:3

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power and will not at all treat the guilty as though they were innocent; the LORD whose way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Psalm 103:8-9

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide, neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Joel 2:12-13

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn unto me with all your heart and with fasting and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in mercy, and he does repent of chastisement.

Anger » Forbidden

Anger » Grievous words stir up

Judges 12:4

Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim; and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim because they had said, Ye are fugitives of Ephraim; ye are Gileadites among Ephraim and Manasseh.

2 Samuel 19:43

Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye; why then did ye not take us into account? Did we not speak first about bringing back our king? But in the end words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Anger » Brings its own punishment

Job 5:2

It is certain that wrath kills the foolish man, and envy consumes the covetous one.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath shall suffer the consequences, for even if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

Anger » Meekness pacifies

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.

Anger » Children should not be provoked to

Anger » Connected with » Cruelty

Genesis 49:7

Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

Proverbs 27:3-4

A stone is heavy and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is impetuous, but who is able to stand before envy?

Anger » Those that are slow to anger

Anger » Angry people

Proverbs 14:17

He that is soon angry shall deal foolishly, and the man of wicked devices shall be hated.

Anger » Avoid those given to

Genesis 49:6

Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall.

Anger » Should not betray us into sin

Psalm 37:8

He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil.

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

1 Samuel 20:34

So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved for David and because his father had done him shame.

2 Chronicles 25:10

Then Amaziah separated the army of those that had come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again; therefore, their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.

Anger » Instances of » Moses, toward pharaoh

Exodus 11:8

And all these thy slaves shall come down unto me and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Go out, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Numbers 20:10-11

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified

Acts 5:17

Then the prince of the priests rose up, and all those that were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees) were filled with jealousy

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:19

Then Uzziah was angry and had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and in this his anger with the priests, the leprosy rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, next to the altar of incense.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 16:10

Then Asa was wroth with the seer and put him in the prison house, for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa killed some of the people at the same time.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » moses

Numbers 20:10-11

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Anger » Where anger rests

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Simeon and levi

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of injustice are their weapons. Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 20:30

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do I not know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion and unto the confusion of thy mother's shame?

Anger » Connected with » Clamor and evil-speaking

Anger » Connected with » Malice and blasphemy

Colossians 3:8

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

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Anger » What pacifies anger

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe in the bosom strong wrath.

Anger » Angry countenances

Anger » What defers anger

Anger » A work of the flesh

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob was wroth and contended with Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:27

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Esau

Genesis 27:45

until thy brother's anger turns away from thee, and he forgets that which thou hast done to him; then I will send, and bring thee from there; for why should I be deprived of you both in one day?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5-6

but he did not look upon Cain and his present. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Then the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Anger » Instances of » Jonah, because the gourd withered

Jonah 4:1-2

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the LORD and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was this not what I said when I was yet in my country? Therefore I hastened to flee unto Tarshish, for I knew that thou art a gracious God and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy, and dost repent when thou art come to take punishment.

Jonah 4:9

And God said to Jonah, Art thou so angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

Anger » What stirs up anger

Anger » What anger is

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is impetuous, but who is able to stand before envy?

Anger » May be averted by wisdom

Proverbs 29:8

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.

Anger » In prayer be free from

1 Timothy 2:8

I desire, therefore, that the men in every place, pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and strife.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman went away angry and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD, his God, and strike his hand over the place and remove the leprosy.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth and sent forth and killed all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had understood of the wise men.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came into his house, sad and angry, because of the word which Naboth of Jezreel had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he lay down upon his bed and turned away his face and would eat no bread.

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 word by his eunuchs; therefore, the king was very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

Esther 7:7

And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden, and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther, the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

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

1 Samuel 20:30-34

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do I not know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion and unto the confusion of thy mother's shame? For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the land, thou shalt not be established nor thy kingdom. Therefore, now send and bring him unto me, for he shall surely die. And Jonathan answered Saul his father and said unto him, Why shall he be slain? What has he done? read more.
And Saul cast a spear at him to smite him whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David. So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved for David and because his father had done him shame.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 3:13

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.

Anger » Instances of » Balaam, toward his ass

Numbers 22:27

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

Numbers 22:29

And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee.

Anger » Instances of » Balak, toward balaam

Numbers 24:10-11

Then Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and smiting his hands together he said, I called thee to curse my enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. Therefore, now flee thou to thy place; I said that I would honour thee; but, behold, the LORD has deprived thee of honour.

Anger » Instances of » Pharaoh » Toward moses

Exodus 10:11

It shall not be so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD; for that is what ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 10:28

And Pharaoh said unto him, Go from me, take heed to thyself to see my face no more; for in the day that thou seest my face thou shalt die.

Anger » Who God is angry with

Psalm 7:11

God is he who judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not kneel or worship before him, then Haman was filled with wrath.

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

Daniel 3:13

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.

Daniel 3:19

Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; therefore he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was customary to be heated.

Anger » Instances of » Jews, against stephen

Acts 7:54-58

When they heard these things, they were divided in their hearts and gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. read more.
And crying out with a loud voice, they stopped their ears and ran upon him with one accord; and casting him out of the city, they stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Jonah

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 brethren; instruments of injustice are their weapons. Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

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

2 Chronicles 26:19

Then Uzziah was angry and had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and in this his anger with the priests, the leprosy rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, next to the altar of incense.

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

2 Chronicles 16:10

Then Asa was wroth with the seer and put him in the prison house, for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa killed some of the people at the same time.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » Our lord

Mark 3:5

And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out and his hand was restored whole as the other.

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

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

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

Job 32:3

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

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

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came into his house, sad and angry, because of the word which Naboth of Jezreel had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he lay down upon his bed and turned away his face and would eat no bread.

Anger » Instances of » Of cain slaying abel

Genesis 4:5-8

but he did not look upon Cain and his present. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Then the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest good, it shall certainly be accepted; and if thou doest not good, sin lies at the door. And his desire shall be unto thee, but thou must rule over him. read more.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.

Anger » Instances of » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud, even of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath, but his lies shall not be so.

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

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth and sent forth and killed all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had understood of the wise men.

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

Anger » Instances of » Paul, toward ananias

Acts 23:3

Then Paul said unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whitewashed wall, for dost thou sit to judge me after the law and command me to be smitten contrary to the law?

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

Judges 8:1

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus that thou didst not call us when thou didst go to fight against Midian? And they chided with him sharply.

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

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not kneel or worship before him, then Haman was filled with wrath.

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

Lamentations 2:21

Schin The young and the old lay on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men fell by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed and hast not forgiven.

Israel » Anger » God's

Exodus 32:9-14

The LORD further said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and for certain it is a stiffnecked people. Now therefore let me alone that my wrath may wax hot in them and consume them; and I will put thee over a great nation. Then Moses grieved before the LORD his God and said, LORD, why shall thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? read more.
Why should the Egyptians speak and say, For evil did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains and to consume them from upon the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath and repent of the evil of thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy slaves, to whom thou didst sware by thine own self and hast said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall take it for inheritance for ever. Then the LORD repented of the evil which he said should be done unto his people.

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Topics on Anger

Anger Management

Ephesians 4:26-27

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

Anger Of God, Causes

Numbers 32:10-15

And the LORD's anger was kindled the same time, and he swore, saying,

Anger Of God, Consequences

Deuteronomy 9:8

Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

Anger Of God, Description

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to hear; neither did they remember thy wonders that thou hadst done among them, but hardened their necks and in their rebellion thought to appoint a leader to return to their bondage; but thou art a God of pardons, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great mercy, for thou didst not leave them.

Anger Of God, Nature Of

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

Anger Of Jesus

Mark 3:1-6

And he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand.

Anger Of Man, Cause

Genesis 27:42-45

And these words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah; and she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as concerning thee, does comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

Anger Of Man, Righteous

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob was wroth and contended with Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Anger Subsiding

Ezekiel 16:42

So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet and will no longer be angry.

Anger, Human

Genesis 4:4-5

And Abel, he also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD looked upon Abel and his present,

Anger, Justified Examples

Mark 3:5

And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Fire Of God's Anger

Jeremiah 4:4

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem lest my fury come forth like fire and burn so that no one can quench it because of the evil of your doings.

God Has Anger

Psalm 7:11

God is he who judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.