'Wrath' in the Bible
You overthrew Your adversariesby Your great majesty.You unleashed Your burning wrath;it consumed them like stubble.
The Levites are to camp around the tabernacle of the testimony and watch over it, so that no wrath will fall on the Israelite community.”
But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, “God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You vent Your wrath on the whole community?”
Then Moses told Aaron, “Take your firepan, place fire from the altar in it, and add incense. Go quickly to the community and make atonement for them, because wrath has come from the Lord; the plague has begun.”
“You are to guard the sanctuary and the altar so that wrath may not fall on the Israelites again.
“Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal.
The Lord uprooted them from their land in His anger, rage, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.’
This is how we will treat them: we will let them live, so that no wrath will fall on us because of the oath we swore to them.”
Wasn’t Achan son of Zerah unfaithful regarding what was set apart for destruction, bringing wrath on the entire community of Israel? He was not the only one who perished because of his sin.’”
You did not obey the Lord and did not carry out His burning anger against Amalek; therefore the Lord has done this to you today.
So he took his firstborn son, who was to become king in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the city wall. Great wrath was on the Israelites, and they withdrew from him and returned to their land.
“Go and inquire of the Lord for me, the people, and all Judah about the instruction in this book that has been found. For great is the Lord’s wrath that is kindled against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words of this book in order to do everything written about us.”
because they have abandoned Me and burned incense to other gods in order to provoke Me with all the work of their hands. My wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched.
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.
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count them, but he didn’t complete it. There was wrath against Israel because of this census, and the number was not entered in the Historical Record of King David.
When the Lord saw that they had humbled themselves, the Lord’s message came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them but will grant them a little deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.
Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.
for every dispute that comes to you from your brothers who dwell in their cities—whether it regards differences of bloodguilt, law, commandment, statutes, or judgments—you are to warn them, so they will not incur guilt before the Lord and wrath will not come on you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not incur guilt.
and they abandoned the temple of Yahweh, the God of their ancestors and served the Asherah poles and the idols. So there was wrath against Judah and Jerusalem for this guilt of theirs.
A prophet of the Lord named Oded was there. He went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of His wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that has reached heaven.
Listen to me and return the captives you took from your brothers, for the Lord’s burning anger is on you.”
They said to them, “You must not bring the captives here, for you plan to bring guilt on us from the Lord to add to our sins and our guilt. For we have much guilt, and burning anger is on Israel.”
Therefore, the wrath of the Lord was on Judah and Jerusalem, and He made them an object of terror, horror, and mockery, as you see with your own eyes.
It is in my heart now to make a covenant with Yahweh, the God of Israel so that His burning anger may turn away from us.
Don’t become obstinate now like your fathers did. Give your allegiance to Yahweh, and come to His sanctuary that He has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God so that He may turn His burning anger away from you,
However, because his heart was proud, Hezekiah didn’t respond according to the benefit that had come to him. So there was wrath on him, Judah, and Jerusalem.
Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart—he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem—so the Lord’s wrath didn’t come on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.
“Go. Ask Yahweh for me and for those remaining in Israel and Judah, concerning the words of the book that was found. For great is the Lord’s wrath that is poured out on us because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord in order to do everything written in this book.”
because they have abandoned Me and burned incense to other gods in order to provoke Me with all the works of their hands. My wrath will be poured out on this place, and it will not be quenched.’
But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven must be done diligently for the house of the God of heaven, so that wrath will not fall on the realm of the king and his sons.
then be afraid of the sword,because wrath brings punishment by the sword,so that you may know there is a judgment.
Let his own eyes see his demise;let him drink from the Almighty’s wrath!
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster,rescued from the day of wrath.
Then He speaks to them in His angerand terrifies them in His wrath:
For 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.
You will make them burnlike a fiery furnace when you appear;the Lord will engulf them in His wrath,and fire will devour them.
A Davidic psalm for remembrance.Lord, do not punish me in Your angeror discipline me in Your wrath.
Will they escape in spite of such sin?God, bring down the nations in wrath.
Even human wrath will praise You;You will clothe Yourselfwith their remaining wrath.
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.
Pour out Your wrath on the nationsthat don’t acknowledge You,on the kingdoms that don’t call on Your name,
Your wrath weighs heavily on me;You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves.Selah
Your wrath sweeps over me;Your terrors destroy me.
For we are consumed by Your anger;we are terrified by Your wrath.
For all our days ebb away under Your wrath;we end our years like a sigh.
Who understands the power of Your anger?Your wrath matches the fear that is due You.
because of Your indignation and wrath;for You have picked me up and thrown me aside.
So He said He would have destroyed them—if Moses His chosen onehad not stood before Him in the breachto turn His wrath away from destroying them.
Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,but righteousness rescues from death.
The desire of the righteous turns out well,but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.
A gentle answer turns away anger,but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
or the Lord will see, be displeased,and turn His wrath away from him.
The land is scorchedby the wrath of the Lord of Hosts,and the people are like fuel for the fire.No one has compassion on his brother.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger—the staff in their hands is My wrath.
In just a little while My wrath will be spent and My anger will turn to their destruction.”
I have commanded My chosen ones;I have also called My warriors,who exult in My triumph,to execute My wrath.
They are coming from a far land,from the distant horizon—the Lord and the weapons of His wrath—to destroy the whole country.
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,and the earth will shake from its foundationsat the wrath of the Lord of Hosts,on the day of His burning anger.
Go, my people, enter your roomsand close your doors behind you.Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed.
For the Lord will rise up as He did at Mount Perazim.He will rise in wrath, as at the Valley of Gibeon,to do His work, His strange work,and to perform His task, His disturbing task.
And the Lord will make the splendor of His voice heardand reveal His arm striking in angry wrathand a flame of consuming fire,in driving rain, a torrent, and hailstones.
Foreigners will build up your walls,and their kings will serve you.Although I struck you in My wrath,yet I will show mercy to you with My favor.
I looked, but there was no one to help,and I was amazed that no one assisted;so My arm accomplished victory for Me,and My wrath assisted Me.
I crushed nations in My anger;I made them drunk with My wrathand poured out their blood on the ground.
You will see, you will rejoice,and you will flourish like grass;then the Lord’s power will be revealed to His servants,but He will show His wrath against His enemies.
Circumcise yourselves to the Lord;remove the foreskin of your hearts,men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem.Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fireand burn with no one to extinguish itbecause of your evil deeds.
But I am full of the Lord’s wrath;I am tired of holding it back.Pour it out on the children in the street,on the gang of young men as well.For both husband and wife will be captured,the old with the very old.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Look, My anger—My burning wrath—is about to be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the tree of the field, and on the produce of the land. My wrath will burn and not be quenched.”
Cut off the hair of your sacred vow and throw it away. Raise up a dirge on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned the generation under His wrath.
But Yahweh is the true God;He is the living God and eternal King.The earth quakes at His wrath,and the nations cannot endure His rage.
Pour out Your wrath on the nationsthat don’t recognize Youand on the familiesthat don’t call on Your name,for they have consumed Jacob;they have consumed him and finished him offand made his homeland desolate.
I will fight against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, with anger, rage, and great wrath.
Look, a storm from the Lord!Wrath has gone out,a whirling storm.It will whirl about the heads of the wicked.
This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and make all the nations I am sending you to, drink from it.
Look, a storm from the Lord!Wrath has gone out,a churning storm.It will whirl about the heads of the wicked.
“for this city has caused My wrath and fury from the day it was built until now. I will therefore remove it from My presence,
I am about to gather them from all the lands where I have banished them in My anger, rage and great wrath, and I will return them to this place and make them live in safety.
The people coming to fight the Chaldeans will fill the houses with the corpses of their own men that I strike down in My wrath and rage. I have hidden My face from this city because of all their evil.
So My fierce wrath poured out and burned in Judah’s cities and Jerusalem’s streets so that they became the desolate ruin they are today.
Because of the Lord’s wrath,she will not be inhabited;she will become a desolation, every bit of her.Everyone who passes through Babylonwill be horrifiedand scoff because of all her wounds.
The Lord opened His armoryand brought out His weapons of wrath,because it is a task of the Lord God of Hostsin the land of the Chaldeans.
ב BetWithout compassion the Lord has swallowed upall the dwellings of Jacob.In His wrath He has demolishedthe fortified cities of Daughter Judah.He brought them to the groundand defiled the kingdom and its leaders.
ד DaletHe has bent His bow like an enemy;His right hand is positioned like an adversary.He has killed everyone who was loved,pouring out His wrath like fireon the tent of Daughter Zion.
I am the man who has seen afflictionunder the rod of God’s wrath.
כ KafThe Lord has exhausted His wrath,poured out His burning anger;He has ignited a fire in Zion,and it has consumed her foundations.
When My anger is spent and I have vented My wrath on them, I will be appeased. Then after I have spent My wrath on them, they will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken in My jealousy.
So you will be a disgrace and a taunt, a warning and a horror, to the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and furious rebukes. I, Yahweh, have spoken.
The one who is far off will die by plague; the one who is near will fall by the sword; and the one who remains and is spared will die of famine. In this way I will exhaust My wrath on them.
I will pour out My wrath on you very soon;I will exhaust My anger against youand judge you according to your ways.I will punish you for all your detestable practices.
The time has come; the day has arrived.Let the buyer not rejoiceand the seller not mourn,for wrath is on all her masses.
They have blown the trumpetand prepared everything,but no one goes to war,for My wrath is on all her masses.
They will throw their silver into the streets,and their gold will seem like something filthy.Their silver and gold will be unable to save themin the day of the Lord’s wrath.They will not satisfy their appetitesor fill their stomachs,for these were the stumbling blocksthat brought about their iniquity.
Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not show pity or spare them. Though they cry out in My ears with a loud voice, I will not listen to them.”
While they were killing, I was left alone. And I fell facedown and cried out, “Oh, Lord God! Are You going to destroy the entire remnant of Israel when You pour out Your wrath on Jerusalem?”
“So this is what the Lord God says: I will release a windstorm in My wrath. Torrential rain will come in My anger, and hailstones will fall in destructive fury.
After I exhaust My wrath against the wall and against those who plaster it with whitewash, I will say to you: The wall is no more and neither are those who plastered it—
“Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out My wrath on it with bloodshed to wipe out both man and animal from it,
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
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