Bible Verses by Topic: Anger
What does the Bible say about Anger
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not
fret—it leads only to evil.
Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your
neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of
your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I
am the LORD.
They refused to listen and failed to remember the
miracles you performed among them. They became
stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a
leader in order to return to their slavery. But you
are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you
did not desert them,
God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his
wrath every day.
In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy
name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his
favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a
night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 145: 8-9
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to
anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he
has compassion on all he has made.
A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a
crafty man is hated.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a
patient man calms a quarrel.
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who
controls his temper than one who takes a city.
The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the
just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the
A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his
glory to overlook an offense.
It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every
fool is quick to quarrel
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome
and ill-tempered wife.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not
associate with one easily angered, or you may learn
his ways and get yourself ensnared.
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered
one commits many sins.
For as churning the milk produces butter, and as
twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up
anger produces strif
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger
resides in the lap of fools.
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his
brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone
who says to his brother, 'Raca' is answerable to the
Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be
in danger of the fire of hell.
Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who
were buying and selling there. He overturned the
tables of the money changers and the benches of
those selling doves. 13"It is written," he said to
them, " 'My house will be called a house of
prayer,'[a] but you are making it a 'den of
robbers.'" The blind and the lame came to him at the
temple, and he healed them.
Mark 3:1-2, 5
“He went into the synagogue, and a man with a
shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking
for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him
closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath…
He looked around at them in anger and, deeply
distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the
man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out,
and his hand was completely restored.”
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for
God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to
avenge; I will repay,"says the Lord. On the
contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he
is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing
this, you will heap burning coals on his head."Do
not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with
You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once
lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such
things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and
filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each
other, since you have taken off your old self with
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and
speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all
members of one body. "In your anger do not sin": Do
not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
and do not give the devil a foothold.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling
and slander, along with every form of malice. Be
kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving
each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
James 1: 17-20
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who
does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to
give us birth through the word of truth, that we
might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. My
dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be
quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become
angry, for man's anger does not bring about the
righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid
of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent
and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can
2 Timothy 2:23-24
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid
arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he
must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not
What does the Bible say about Anger?