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56 Bible Verses about Anger

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Ephesians 4:26-27

Be 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 swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger: For the anger of man works not the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do evil.

Proverbs 14:17

He that is quickly angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Nehemiah 9:17

And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a leader to return to their bondage: but you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go: Lest you learn his ways, and get a snare to your soul.

Matthew 5:21-22

You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies,

John 2:13-18

And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 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 tables;read more.
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things away; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has consumed me. Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign show you unto us, seeing that you do these things?

Leviticus 19:17

You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

Psalm 30:4-5

Sing unto the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Mark 3:5

And when he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth your 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 them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

Job 5:2

For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the simple one.

From Thematic Bible


Anger » The anger of the lord

Psalm 30:4-5

Sing unto the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor 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 abundant in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever.

Isaiah 9:19-21

Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land burned, and the people shall be as the fuel for the fire: no man shall spare his brother. And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall devour on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: Manasseh shall devour 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 you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you comforted me.

Jeremiah 3:11-12

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, says the LORD; and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.

Anger » Be slow to

Anger » A characteristic of fools

Anger » Not being angry

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do evil.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified

Exodus 11:8

And all these your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get out, and all the people that follow you: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in great anger.

Leviticus 10:16

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

Numbers 16:15

And Moses was very angry, and said unto the LORD, Respect not their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one 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 acquit the wicked: the LORD has his way 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 abundant in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever.

Joel 2:12-13

Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And tear your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

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 struck down Ephraim, because they said, You Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.

2 Samuel 19:43

And 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 you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Anger » Brings its own punishment

Job 5:2

For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the simple one.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again.

Anger » Meekness pacifies

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, leave not your post; for yielding pacifies great offences.

Anger » Children should not be provoked to

Anger » Connected with » Cruelty

Genesis 49:7

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: 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 outrageous; but which is able to stand before jealousy?

Anger » Those that are slow to anger

Anger » Angry people

Proverbs 14:17

He that is quickly angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Anger » Avoid those given to

Genesis 49:6

O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall.

Anger » Should not betray us into sin

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do 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 did eat no food the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had caused him shame.

2 Chronicles 25:10

Then Amaziah separated them, the army 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 your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get out, and all the people that follow you: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in great anger.

Numbers 20:10-11

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

Anger » Sinful, exemplified

Acts 5:17

Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:19

Then Uzziah was angry, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was angry with the priests, leprosy even broke out in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 16:10

Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people 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, you rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he struck the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their animals also.

Anger » Where anger rests

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Simeon and levi

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: 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, You son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and unto the shame of your mother's nakedness?

Anger » Connected with » Clamor and evil-speaking

Anger » Connected with » Malice and blasphemy

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Anger » What pacifies anger

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret averts 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

And Jacob was angry, and upbraided Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued after me?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:27

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

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Esau

Genesis 27:45

Until your brother's anger turns away from you, and he forgets that which you have done to him: then I will send, and bring you from there: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5-6

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your 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 you, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and you relent from the destruction.

Jonah 4:9

And God said to Jonah, Do you do well to be angry about the plant? 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 outrageous; but which is able to stand before jealousy?

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

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman was angry, and went away, 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 cure the leprosy.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself 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 commandment by his eunuchs: therefore was the king very angry, and his anger burned within 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, You son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and unto the shame of your mother's nakedness? For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the ground, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Therefore now send and fetch 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 javelin at him to strike him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David. So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no food the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had caused 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 donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with a staff.

Numbers 22:29

And Balaam said unto the donkey, Because you have mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.

Anger » Instances of » Balak, toward balaam

Numbers 24:10-11

And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times. Therefore now flee to your place: I thought to promote you unto great honor; but, lo, the LORD has kept you back from honor.

Anger » Instances of » Pharaoh » Toward moses

Exodus 10:11

Not so: go now you that are men, and serve the LORD; for that you did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 10:28

And Pharaoh said unto him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.

Anger » Who God is angry with

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of 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 was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his appearance was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

Anger » Instances of » Jews, against stephen

Acts 7:54-58

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they 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.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and 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 brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: 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 while he was angry with the priests, leprosy even broke out in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

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

2 Chronicles 16:10

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

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » Our lord

Mark 3:5

And when he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth your 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 aroused, 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 sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself 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 unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And you shall be its desire, and you must rule over it. 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, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

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

Anger » Instances of » Paul, toward ananias

Acts 23:3

Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite you, you whitewashed wall: for do you 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 have you served us thus, that you called us not, when you went to fight with the Midianites? And they did argue with him sharply.

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

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of wrath.

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

Lamentations 2:21

The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men have fallen by the sword; you have slain them in the day of your anger; you have killed, and not pitied.

Israel » Anger » God's

Exodus 32:9-14

And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may grow hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your wrath grow hot against your people, whom you have 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 mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and change from this evil against your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever. And the LORD turned from the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Topics on Anger

Anger And Forgiveness

49;4;26

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

Anger In Christian Living

49;4;26

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

Anger Of God, Causes

4;32;10-15

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

Anger Of God, Consequences

5;9;8

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

Anger Of God, Description

16;9;17

And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a leader to return to their bondage: but you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.

Anger Of God, Examples Of

1;11;8

So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.

Anger Of God, Nature Of

34;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 God, Saved From

19;30;5

For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Anger Of Jesus

41;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

1;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, your brother Esau, concerning you, does comfort himself, purposing to kill you.

Anger Of Man, Righteous

1;31;36

And Jacob was angry, and upbraided Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued after me?

Anger Of Man, Unrighteous

1;4;5

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Anger Subsiding

26;16;42

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

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

A fool's wrath is at once known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Anger, Human

1;4;4-5

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Anger, Justified Examples

41;3;5

And when he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Anger, Sinful Examples

1;4;5

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Being Slow To Anger

59;1;19

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger:

Controlling Anger

20;16;32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Fire Of God's Anger

24;4;4

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

God Has Anger

19;7;11

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

Slow To Anger

20;14;29

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Speed Of God's Anger

2;34;6

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,