11 Bible Verses about Anger
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
“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.
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Where there is strife, there is pride,
but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will not be angry forever.’
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