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He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
More Verses on Temper
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!"
When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.
When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
Then Saul's anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?
Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand.
But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, and he scorned them.
But Naaman was furious 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 wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.'
And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things;
When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
So Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and ate no food.
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever.
But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.
They listened to him up to this statement, and then they raised their voices and said, "Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he should not be allowed to live!"
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,
BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.