Anger is an emotion that will wreak havoc on your heart and soul. I know we have all felt anger at some point in our lives, towards something or someone. Sadly, much too often anger brings about harsh actions and words to those around us. It’s important to have Bible verses about anger to refer to back to when we feel anger taking over our spirit.
So that being said, Do you ever let your anger get the best of you? I can say with 100% accuracy that I am guilty. As a matter of fact, I know without a shadow of a doubt we all have if we will be honest about it.
- What is the Biblical way to control your anger?
- How can you not allow bitter and angry words to take form in action?
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Bible verses about anger
The following scriptures are following Jesus Christ’s example and will help you deal with your anger. Controlling anger is difficult.
As born again followers of Jesus Christ we must remember that we need to show the same temperament as Christ did and not allow our anger to get the best of us.
I know we aren’t perfect but we should strive to be more of an example of Jesus Christ to others because you and I just may be the ONLY representation of Jesus some may see.
Examples of Anger
Proverbs remind us to stay away from those who get easily angered because they will bring trouble and folly. Relationships can be severed by the actions of an angry person.
It is of the utmost importance that when we find ourselves letting our anger get the best of us that we repent and ask forgiveness for it.
We should also Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to convict us and make known to us where we falling short in not confessing our anger.
bible verses about anger
A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back. Proverbs 29:11
For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:20
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression. Proverbs 19:11
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention. Proverbs 15:18
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Colossians 3:8
Are you being convicted?
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32
Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go. Proverbs 22:24
He who is slow to wrath has a great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly. Proverbs 14:29
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Colossians 3:21
Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman. Proverbs 21:19
Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath. Ephesians 4:26
Wrath is cruel and angers a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:4
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. Psalms 37:8-9
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20
God’s word on Bible verses about Anger is teaching us to be silent, isn’t it?
Let’s keep going!
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore. “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:19-21
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have you murder and covet and cannot obtain, you fight and war, yet you do not have because you do not ask. James 4:1-4
But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says You fool!’ shall be in danger of hellfire. Matthew 5:22
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32
In closing on Bible Verses about Anger
I hope these scriptures will be a resource for you to refer back to when you need to be reminded to be slow to anger. We must remember that people are watching how we react in situations so let’s be good examples.