'Wrath' in the Bible
“Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce;And their wrath, for it is cruel.I will disperse them in Jacob,And scatter them in Israel.
But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.”
Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the Lord, the plague has begun!”
So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.
“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.
Remember, do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious against the Lord.
Even at Horeb you provoked the Lord to wrath, and the Lord was so angry with you that He would have destroyed you.
“Again at Taberah and at Massah and at Kibroth-hattaavah you provoked the Lord to wrath.
‘All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
and the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’
This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them.”
Did not Achan the son of Zerah act unfaithfully in the things under the ban, and wrath fall on all the congregation of Israel? And that man did not perish alone in his iniquity.’”
As you did not obey the Lord and did not execute His fierce wrath on Amalek, so the Lord has done this thing to you this day.
and if it happens that the king’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall?
Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for great is the wrath of the Lord that burns against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”
Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods that they might provoke Me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore My wrath burns against this place, and it shall not be quenched.”’
However, the Lord did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.
Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, “They have humbled themselves so I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some measure of deliverance, and My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak.
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord and so bring wrath on yourself from the Lord?
Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the Lord, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.
They abandoned the house of the Lord, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols; so wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
Therefore the wrath of the Lord was against Judah and Jerusalem, and He has made them an object of terror, of horror, and of hissing, as you see with your own eyes.
But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah.
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord which is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of the Lord, to do according to all that is written in this book.”
Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place and it shall not be quenched.”’
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
But because our fathers had provoked the God of heaven to wrath, He gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done with zeal for the house of the God of heaven, so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.
Did not your fathers do the same, so that our God brought on us and on this city all this trouble? Yet you are adding to the wrath on Israel by profaning the sabbath.”
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him.
“Oh that You would hide me in Sheol,That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You,That You would set a limit for me and remember me!
“Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves,For wrath brings the punishment of the sword,So that you may know there is judgment.”
“Let his own eyes see his decay,And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
“Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing;And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
It came about after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,For His wrath may soon be kindled.How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
For the choir director; with stringed instruments, upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,Nor chasten me in Your wrath.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger;The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,And fire will devour them.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
A Psalm of David, for a memorial.O Lord, rebuke me not in Your wrath,And chasten me not in Your burning anger.
Destroy them in wrath, destroy them that they may be no more;That men may know that God rules in JacobTo the ends of the earth. Selah.
For the wrath of man shall praise You;With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath;And a fire was kindled against JacobAnd anger also mounted against Israel,
But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them;And often He restrained His angerAnd did not arouse all His wrath.
When God heard, He was filled with wrathAnd greatly abhorred Israel;
He also delivered His people to the sword,And was filled with wrath at His inheritance.
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Your wrath has rested upon me,And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
But You have cast off and rejected,You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
How long, O Lord?Will You hide Yourself forever?Will Your wrath burn like fire?
For we have been consumed by Your angerAnd by Your wrath we have been dismayed.
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
Therefore He said that He would destroy them,Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him,To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah,So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
The Lord is at Your right hand;He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,And Your right hand will save me.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,But righteousness delivers from death.
The desire of the righteous is only good,But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,But a harsh word stirs up anger.
The fury of a king is like messengers of death,But a wise man will appease it.
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,But his favor is like dew on the grass.
A gift in secret subdues anger,And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,But who can stand before jealousy?
“I have no wrath.Should someone give Me briars and thorns in battle,Then I would step on them, I would burn them completely.
For the Lord’s indignation is against all the nations,And His wrath against all their armies;He has utterly destroyed them,He has given them over to slaughter.
“For the sake of My name I delay My wrath,And for My praise I restrain it for you,In order not to cut you off.
Your sons have fainted,They lie helpless at the head of every street,Like an antelope in a net,Full of the wrath of the Lord,The rebuke of your God.
According to their deeds, so He will repay,Wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies;To the coastlands He will make recompense.
“Foreigners will build up your walls,And their kings will minister to you;For in My wrath I struck you,And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
“I have trodden the wine trough alone,And from the peoples there was no man with Me.I also trod them in My angerAnd trampled them in My wrath;And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,And I stained all My raiment.
“I looked, and there was no one to help,And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;So My own arm brought salvation to Me,And My wrath upheld Me.
“I trod down the peoples in My angerAnd made them drunk in My wrath,And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”
“Circumcise yourselves to the LordAnd remove the foreskins of your heart,Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem,Or else My wrath will go forth like fireAnd burn with none to quench it,Because of the evil of your deeds.”
But I am full of the wrath of the Lord;I am weary with holding it in.“Pour it out on the children in the streetAnd on the gathering of young men together;For both husband and wife shall be taken,The aged and the very old.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.”
‘Cut off your hair and cast it away,And take up a lamentation on the bare heights;For the Lord has rejected and forsakenThe generation of His wrath.’
But the Lord is the true God;He is the living God and the everlasting King.At His wrath the earth quakes,And the nations cannot endure His indignation.
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know YouAnd on the families that do not call Your name;For they have devoured Jacob;They have devoured him and consumed himAnd have laid waste his habitation.
Should good be repaid with evil?For they have dug a pit for me.Remember how I stood before YouTo speak good on their behalf,So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation.
O house of David, thus says the Lord:“Administer justice every morning;And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor,That My wrath may not go forth like fireAnd burn with none to extinguish it,Because of the evil of their deeds.
“Behold, the storm of the Lord has gone forth in wrath,Even a whirling tempest;It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.
For thus the Lord, the God of Israel, says to me, “Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it.
Behold, the tempest of the Lord!Wrath has gone forth,A sweeping tempest;It will burst on the head of the wicked.
“Indeed this city has been to Me a provocation of My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to this day, so that it should be removed from before My face,
Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety.
‘While they are coming to fight with the Chaldeans and to fill them with the corpses of men whom I have slain in My anger and in My wrath, and I have hidden My face from this city because of all their wickedness:
Perhaps their supplication will come before the Lord, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and the wrath that the Lord has pronounced against this people.”
For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “As My anger and wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach; and you will see this place no more.”
Therefore My wrath and My anger were poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become a ruin and a desolation as it is this day.
The Lord has swallowed up; He has not sparedAll the habitations of Jacob.In His wrath He has thrown downThe strongholds of the daughter of Judah;He has brought them down to the ground;He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.
He has bent His bow like an enemy;He has set His right hand like an adversaryAnd slain all that were pleasant to the eye;In the tent of the daughter of ZionHe has poured out His wrath like fire.
I am the man who has seen afflictionBecause of the rod of His wrath.
The Lord has accomplished His wrath,He has poured out His fierce anger;And He has kindled a fire in ZionWhich has consumed its foundations.
‘Thus My anger will be spent and I will satisfy My wrath on them, and I will be appeased; then they will know that I, the Lord, have spoken in My zeal when I have spent My wrath upon them.
So it will be a reproach, a reviling, a warning and an object of horror to the nations who surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath and raging rebukes. I, the Lord, have spoken.
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