Bible verses about Anger: 10 Scriptures to control Anger

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 05:31 am

We’ve all been there.

When you are deeply hurt by people you least expect, or when you are faced with enormous challenges.

Of course, there is no better way to display your emotions than being angry.

It is natural you feel that way. After all, God gets angry too.

The book of Deuteronomy 9:8 makes this even clearer.

It says, “you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that He would have destroyed you.”

Therefore, there is nothing wrong if you get angry.

In fact, Paul said the same thing too – Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

Seldom, you are provoked beyond measure that you want to respond in a hostile fashion.

In severe cases, your thoughts are filled with dangerous ideas – To harm or to kill.

But you need to calm down at this point, because if you don’t, you may give place to the devil.

At first, anger comes into your mind, and then, the devil quickly pushes you to sin.

Paul is reminding us that we must put on self-control, forgive those that have wronged us, and move on.

 

Bible verses about anger and self-control

Bible verses about Anger control and management

If you are furious with those around you, I have compiled bible verses to help calm your anger.

Here are 10 Bible verses about anger. Read and be blessed.

1. Psalm 37:8 – We must refrain from anger

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

2.  Proverbs 14:29 – Do not be quick-tempered

He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control],
But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see]

3. James 1:20-21 – getting angry does not display righteousness

because human anger does not produce the righteousness 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 save you.

4.  Proverbs 15:1 – Be careful of your words, they may lead to anger

A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

5. James 1:19-20 – Slow to anger bible verse

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires

6.  Ephesians 4:31 – We must get rid of Anger as Christians

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice

7.  Proverbs 15:18 – Do not be hot-tempered

A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,but the one who is patient calms a quarrel

8.  Colossians 3:8 – bible verses against anger

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips

9.  Psalm 103:8 – God is slow to anger

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,slow to anger, abounding in love

10. Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man

 

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What does the Bible say about anger?

What does the Bible say about anger

When you are angry, remember that the bible can heal all broken hearts. If you are angry at those around you, pick your bible and read through the story of Cain and Abel.

The book of Genesis 1,2, and 3 tells us about the creation of God, the sins of Adam and Eve, and their punishment by God.

After eating from the tree of knowledge, God was furious with Adam and Eve. He drove them away from the garden of Eden.

Later, they had two sons (Genesis 4). While the eldest was a farmer (Cain), the younger brother was a keeper of sheep.

And there came a time when God requested that they both made sacrifices unto him. Abel, the younger brother, gave unto the lord the best of all he had. He offered the fattest, matured, and the firstling of his flock. While Cain, the elder brother, gave unto God the produce of his work

But God was thrilled with the sacrifice of Abel. God was happy because he selected the best of his sheep for a sacrifice unto him. The bible said God “had respect unto Abel and his offerings.”

However, God was not pleased with the sacrifice of Cain. This led to jealousy and anger in the mind of Cain. Cain was unhappy with his brother because God was pleased with his sacrifice.

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Having seen the mind of Cain, God said to him;

Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Yet, despite warning Cain, he never listened to the voice of God. His heart was filled with anger, and he killed his brother, Abel.

We should all learn from the actions of Cain. If he had listened to the voice of God, he would not have killed his brother. When you feel extreme rage for others, you must learn to control your temper. If you don’t, your anger may lead you to sin.

God punished Cain for his actions. He was sent far away from his family and never allowed back.

Bible verses about Anger

 

1. Psalm 37:8 – We must refrain from anger

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

These are the words of David. He is reminding us that we must free our hearts from anger. Anger can lead us to sin. If we do not control our emotions and anger, it will control us and lead us to sin.

When the devil tempts you, cease from getting angry. Do not look at the gravity of the offense against you. Just try to let go.

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The Bible says God wants us to forgive those that have annoyed us. This is because we’ve also sinned against God, yet he forgives us.

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. 

Matthew 6:14-15

2.  Proverbs 14:29 – Do not be quick-tempered

He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control],
But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see]

Uncontrollable anger can lead us to sin. In this verse, Solomon is reminding us that getting angry exposes our lack of understanding in Christ.

Cain got angry, killed his brother, and was punished by God. He faced the consequences of his actions. If you do not put on self-control when you are angry, you may say words that you will live to regret.

We must control ourselves when tempted unless we fall from grace.

3. James 1:20-21 – getting angry does not display righteousness

because human anger does not produce the righteousness 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 save you.

One might think that it is a sin to get mad as a Christian. This is not true. You can get angry for the right reasons. If you are angry about God’s work, it is not a sin.

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For example, Jesus was angry when he saw people buying and selling in the temple of God.

Jesus entered the temple courts 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. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers

Matthew 21:12-14

Getting angry is not a sin, but being uncontrollably angry for days, weeks or months is a sign that you are being controlled by the flesh.

The ways of the flesh are essentially the acts of the devil. Paul, while writing to the Christians at Galatians, listed all the works of the flesh. In Galatians 5:19-22, he said;

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

Therefore, uncontrollable anger is a sign you are carried by your emotions. If you do not repent, you will not inherit God’s kingdom.

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Dunn

Dunn is a medical doctor by profession, philanthropist, and a firm believer of Christ. Suffering for Jesus is an attribute of a faithful Christian, and I hope to win new souls to Christ with every chance that I get.

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