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21 Bible Verses about Controlling Anger

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Psalm 37:8

Calm your anger and abandon wrath. Don't be angry it only leads to evil.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

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 4:26-27

"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 4:11-12

Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge the one who can save and destroy. So who are you to judge your neighbor?

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.

James 4:1

Where do those fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires that are at war in your bodies, don't they?

Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

2 Timothy 2:23-24

Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments. A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,

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