Verses by topic
Verses on Anger
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
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.
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
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.”
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.
A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
“For my name’s sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.