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56 Bible Verses about Anger

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Ephesians 4:26-27

"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath, neither give place to the devil.

James 1:19-20

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger: lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.

Matthew 5:21-22

"You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, 'You shall not murder;' and 'Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.' But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,

John 2:13-18

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting. He made a whip of cords, and threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables.read more.
To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!" His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will eat me up." The Jews therefore answered him, "What sign do you show 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 praise to Yahweh, you saints of his. Give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Mark 3:5

When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.

Matthew 21:12

Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers' tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.

Job 5:2

For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

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Anger » The anger of the lord

Psalm 30:4-5

Sing praise to Yahweh, you saints of his. Give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 103:8-9

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness. He will not always accuse; neither will he stay angry forever.

Isaiah 9:19-21

Through the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, the land is burnt up; and the people are the fuel for the fire. No one spares his brother. One will devour on the right hand, and be hungry; and he will eat on the left hand, and they will not be satisfied. Everyone will eat 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

In that day you will say, "I will give thanks to you, Yahweh; for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you comfort me.

Jeremiah 3:11-12

Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says Yahweh; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says Yahweh. '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. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified

Exodus 11:8

All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, "Get out, with all the people who follow you;" and after that I will go out.'" He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

Leviticus 10:16

Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burned: and he was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

Numbers 16:15

Moses was very angry, and said to Yahweh, "Don't respect 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

For as 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

Yahweh is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Yahweh has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Psalm 103:8-9

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness. He will not always accuse; neither will he stay angry forever.

Joel 2:12-13

"Yet even now," says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning." Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving 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 Ephraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim, [and] in the midst of Manasseh."

2 Samuel 19:43

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" 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 resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

Proverbs 19:19

A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.

Anger » Meekness pacifies

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don't leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.

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 sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

Anger » Those that are slow to anger

Anger » Angry people

Proverbs 14:17

He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Anger » Avoid those given to

Genesis 49:6

My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

Anger » Should not betray us into sin

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.

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 month; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.

2 Chronicles 25:10

Then Amaziah separated them, [to wit], 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 fierce anger.

Anger » Instances of » Moses, toward pharaoh

Exodus 11:8

All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, "Get out, with all the people who follow you;" and after that I will go out.'" He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you water out of this rock for you?" Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified

Acts 5:17

But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy,

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:19

Then Uzziah was angry; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was angry with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 16:10

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

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » moses

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you water out of this rock for you?" Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.

Anger » Where anger rests

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Simeon and levi

Genesis 49:5-7

"Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence. My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle. 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 to him, "You son of a perverse rebellious woman, don't I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to 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 pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Anger » Angry countenances

Anger » What defers anger

Anger » A work of the flesh

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » jacob

Genesis 31:36

Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me?

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:27

The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Esau

Genesis 27:45

until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5-6

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?

Anger » Instances of » Jonah, because the gourd withered

Jonah 4:1-2

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. He prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please, Yahweh, wasn't this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.

Jonah 4:9

God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?" He said, "I am right to be angry, even to death."

Anger » What stirs up anger

Anger » What anger is

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

Anger » May be averted by wisdom

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

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 Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.'

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 out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.

Anger » Sinful, exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:4

Ahab came into his house sullen and angry 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." He laid himself down on 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 the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by the eunuchs. Therefore the king was very angry, and his anger burned in him.

Esther 7:7

The king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden. 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 to him, "You son of a perverse rebellious woman, don't I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother's nakedness? For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Therefore now send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die!" Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?" read more.
Saul cast his spear at him to strike him. By this Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death. So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate no food the second day of the month; for he was grieved for David, 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

The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Numbers 22:29

Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you."

Anger » Instances of » Balak, toward balaam

Numbers 24:10-11

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

Anger » Instances of » Pharaoh » Toward moses

Exodus 10:11

Not so! Go now you who are men, and serve Yahweh; for that is what you desire!" They were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Exodus 10:28

Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me! Be careful to see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall 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

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

Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at 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 at the right hand of God!" read more.
But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord. They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named 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. Their swords are weapons of violence. My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle. 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 he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was angry with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.

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

2 Chronicles 16:10

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

Anger » Justifiable, exemplified » Our lord

Mark 3:5

When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.

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

2 Kings 5:12

Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I 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 his wrath was kindled against his three friends, 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

Ahab came into his house sullen and angry 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." He laid himself down on 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 didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." read more.
Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.

Anger » Instances of » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.

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 out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which 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 will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to judge me according to the law, and command me to be struck contrary to the law?"

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 treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply.

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

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

Lamentations 2:21

The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: You have killed them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered, [and] not pitied.

Israel » Anger » God's

Exodus 32:9-14

Yahweh said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people. Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation." Moses begged Yahweh his God, and said, "Yahweh, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that 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, saying, 'He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.'" Yahweh repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people.

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Topics on Anger

Anger And Forgiveness

49;4;26

"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,

Anger In Christian Living

49;4;26

"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,

Anger Of God, Causes

4;32;10-15

Yahweh's anger was kindled in that day, and he swore, saying,

Anger Of God, Consequences

5;9;8

Also in Horeb you provoked Yahweh to wrath, and Yahweh was angry with you to destroy you.

Anger Of God, Description

16;9;17

and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them.

Anger Of God, Examples Of

1;11;8

So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.

Anger Of God, Nature Of

34;1;6

Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the fierceness of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken apart by him.

Anger Of God, Saved From

19;30;5

For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Anger Of Jesus

41;3;1-6

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

Anger Of Man, Cause

1;27;42-45

The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.

Anger Of Man, Righteous

1;31;36

Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me?

Anger Of Man, Unrighteous

1;4;5

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

Anger Subsiding

26;16;42

So will I cause my wrath 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 shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Anger, Human

1;4;4-5

Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,

Anger, Justified Examples

41;3;5

When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.

Anger, Sinful Examples

1;4;5

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

Being Slow To Anger

59;1;19

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

Controlling Anger

20;16;32

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Fire Of God's Anger

24;4;4

Circumcise yourselves to Yahweh, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

God Has Anger

19;7;11

God is a righteous judge, yes, a God who has indignation every day.

Slow To Anger

20;14;29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Speed Of God's Anger

2;34;6

Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, "Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,