'Anger' in the Bible
and stay with him for a few days until your brother’s anger subsides—
May I never enter their council;may I never join their assembly.For in their anger they kill men,and on a whim they hamstring oxen.
Their anger is cursed, for it is strong,and their fury, for it is cruel!I will disperse them throughout Jacoband scatter them throughout Israel.
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, and He said, “Isn’t Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, he is on his way now to meet you. He will rejoice when he sees you.
All these officials of yours will come down to me and bow before me, saying: Leave, you and all the people who follow you. After that, I will leave.’” And he left Pharaoh’s presence in fierce anger.
Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.”
And the Lord replied to him, “Go down and come back with Aaron. But the priests and the people must not break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break out in anger against them.”
My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”
But Moses interceded with the Lord his God: “Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a strong hand?
Why should the Egyptians say, ‘He brought them out with an evil intent to kill them in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from Your great anger and relent concerning this disaster planned for Your people.
Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
Now the people began complaining openly before the Lord about hardship. When the Lord heard, His anger burned, and fire from the Lord blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.
While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the Lord’s anger burned against the people, and the Lord struck them with a very severe plague.
The Lord’s anger burned against them, and He left.
The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.
So Israel aligned itself with Baal of Peor, and the Lord’s anger burned against Israel.
The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the Lord so that His burning anger may turn away from Israel.”
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness 40 years until the whole generation that had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight was gone.
And here you, a brood of sinners, stand in your fathers’ place adding even more to the Lord’s burning anger against Israel.
“When you have children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, and if you act corruptly, make an idol in the form of anything, and do what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, provoking Him to anger,
because they will turn your sons away from Me to worship other gods. Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you, and He will swiftly destroy you.
Then I fell down like the first time in the presence of the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights; I did not eat bread or drink water because of all the sin you committed, doing what was evil in the Lord’s sight and provoking Him to anger.
I was afraid of the fierce anger the Lord had directed against you, because He was about to destroy you. But again the Lord listened to me on that occasion.
Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will close the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land the Lord is giving you.
Nothing set apart for destruction is to remain in your hand, so that the Lord will turn from His burning anger and grant you mercy, show you compassion, and multiply you as He swore to your fathers.
Otherwise, the avenger of blood in the heat of his anger might pursue the one who committed manslaughter, overtake him because the distance is great, and strike him dead. Yet he did not deserve to die, since he did not previously hate his neighbor.
The Lord will not be willing to forgive him. Instead, His anger and jealousy will burn against that person, and every curse written in this scroll will descend on him. The Lord will blot out his name under heaven,
All its soil will be a burning waste of sulfur and salt, unsown, producing nothing, with no plant growing on it, just like the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord demolished in His fierce anger.
All the nations will ask, ‘Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?’
Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against this land, and He brought every curse written in this book on it.
The Lord uprooted them from their land in His anger, rage, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.’
My anger will burn against them on that day; I will abandon them and hide My face from them so that they will become easy prey. Many troubles and afflictions will come to them. On that day they will say, ‘Haven’t these troubles come to us because our God is no longer with us?’
When the Lord saw this, He despised them,provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.
For fire has been kindled because of My angerand burns to the depths of Sheol;it devours the land and its produce,and scorches the foundations of the mountains.
The Israelites, however, were unfaithful regarding the things set apart for destruction. Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of what was set apart, and the Lord’s anger burned against the Israelites.
and raised over him a large pile of rocks that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from His burning anger. Therefore that place is called the Valley of Achor to this day.
If you break the covenant of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, and go and worship other gods, and bow down to them, the Lord’s anger will burn against you, and you will quickly disappear from this good land He has given you.”
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He handed them over to marauders who raided them. He sold them to the enemies around them, and they could no longer resist their enemies.
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He declared, “Because this nation has violated My covenant that I made with their fathers and disobeyed Me,
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He sold them to Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram-naharaim, and the Israelites served him eight years.
God handed over to you Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian. What was I able to do compared to you?” When he said this, their anger against him subsided.
So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He sold them to the Philistines and the Ammonites.
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.
He got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the New Moon, for he was grieved because of his father’s shameful behavior toward David.
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah, and God struck him dead on the spot for his irreverence, and he died there next to the ark of God.
if the king’s anger gets stirred up and he asks you, ‘Why did you get so close to the city to fight? Didn’t you realize they would shoot from the top of the wall?
Then the earth shook and quaked;the foundations of the heavens trembled;they shook because He burned with anger.
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel again, and He stirred up David against them to say: “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.”
Judah did what was evil in the Lord’s eyes. They provoked Him to jealous anger more than all that their ancestors had done with the sins they committed.
I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have provoked My anger and caused Israel to sin.
So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He surrendered them to the power of Hazael king of Aram and his son Ben-hadad during their reigns.
In spite of all that, the Lord did not turn from the fury of His great burning anger, which burned against Judah because of all that Manasseh had provoked Him with.
Because of the Lord’s anger, it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that He finally banished them from His presence. Then, Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah, and He struck him dead because he had reached out to the ark. So he died there in the presence of God.
For the Lord our God burst out in anger against us because you Levites were not with us the first time, for we didn’t inquire of Him about the proper procedures.”
When Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord’s anger turned away from him, and He did not destroy him completely. Besides that, conditions were good in Judah.
Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison because of his anger over this. And Asa mistreated some of the people at that time.
So the Lord’s anger was against Amaziah, and He sent a prophet to him, who said, “Why have you sought a people’s gods that could not deliver their own people from your hand?”
I did this because I was ashamed to ask the king for infantry and cavalry to protect us from enemies during the journey, since we had told him, “The hand of our God is gracious to all who seek Him, but His great anger is against all who abandon Him.”
Let our leaders represent the entire assembly. Then let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each town, in order to avert the fierce anger of our God concerning this matter.”
They refused to listenand did not remember Your wondersYou performed among them.They became stiff-necked and appointed a leaderto return to their slavery in Egypt.But You are a forgiving God,gracious and compassionate,slow to anger and rich in faithful love,and You did not abandon them.
Didn’t your ancestors do the same, so that our God brought all this disaster on us and on this city? And now you are rekindling His anger against Israel by profaning the Sabbath!”
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command that was delivered by his eunuchs. The king became furious and his anger burned within him.
They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.
For anger kills a fool,and jealousy slays the gullible.
He removes mountains without their knowledge,overturning them in His anger.
God does not hold back His anger;Rahab’s assistants cringe in fear beneath Him!
You produce new witnesses against meand multiply Your anger toward me.Hardships assault me, wave after wave.
If only You would hide me in Sheoland conceal me until Your anger passes.If only You would appoint a time for meand then remember me.
as you turn your anger against Godand allow such words to leave your mouth?
His anger tears at me, and He harasses me.He gnashes His teeth at me.My enemy pierces me with His eyes.
You who tear yourself in anger—should the earth be abandoned on your account,or a rock be removed from its place?
His anger burns against me,and He regards me as one of His enemies.
When he fills his stomach,God will send His burning anger against him,raining it down on him while he is eating.
The possessions in his house will be removed,flowing away on the day of God’s anger.
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out?Does disaster come on them?Does He apportion destruction in His anger?
But now, because God’s anger does not punishand He does not pay attention to transgression,
Those who have a godless heart harbor anger;even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.
Unleash your raging anger;look on every proud person and humiliate him.
Then He speaks to them in His angerand terrifies them in His wrath:
Pay homage to the Son or He will be angryand you will perish in your rebellion,for His anger may ignite at any moment.All those who take refuge in Him are happy.
A Prayer for MercyFor the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger;do not discipline me in Your wrath.
Rise up, Lord, in Your anger;lift Yourself up against the fury of my adversaries;awake for me;You have ordained a judgment.
Then the earth shook and quaked;the foundations of the mountains trembled;they shook because He burned with anger.
Do not hide Your face from me;do not turn Your servant away in anger.You have been my helper;do not leave me or abandon me,God of my salvation.
For His anger lasts only a moment,but His favor, a lifetime.Weeping may spend the night,but there is joy in the morning.
Refrain from anger and give up your rage;do not be agitated—it can only bring harm.
A Davidic psalm for remembrance.Lord, do not punish me in Your angeror discipline me in Your wrath.
because of the enemy’s voice,because of the pressure of the wicked.For they bring down disaster on meand harass me in anger.
Pour out Your rage on them,and let Your burning anger overtake them.
A Maskil of Asaph.Why have You rejected us forever, God?Why does Your anger burnagainst the sheep of Your pasture?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?Has He in anger withheld His compassion?”Selah
Therefore, the Lord heard and became furious;then fire broke out against Jacob,and anger flared up against Israel
God’s anger flared up against them,and He killed some of their best men.He struck down Israel’s choice young men.
Yet He was compassionate;He atoned for their guiltand did not destroy them.He often turned His anger asideand did not unleash all His wrath.
He sent His burning anger against them:fury, indignation, and calamity—a band of deadly messengers.
He cleared a path for His anger.He did not spare them from deathbut delivered their lives to the plague.
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