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21 Bible Verses about Controlling Anger

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Psalm 37:8

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

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

James 1:19-20

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

Ephesians 4:26-27

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

James 4:11-12

Don’t criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Ephesians 4:31-32

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Don’t let your spirit rush to be angry,
for anger abides in the heart of fools.

2 Timothy 2:23-24

But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels. The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

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