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What are some Bible verses about anger?

Bible verses about anger
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Psalm 37:8
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

Ephesians 4:26
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 19:11
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

James 1:20
For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 16:32
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Colossians 3:8
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Romans 12:19
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Psalm 103:8
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Proverbs 14:17
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 22:24
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man.

Proverbs 29:22
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible verses are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® Copyright© 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Special thanks to OpenBible.info for the data on the most well-known Bible verses.

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