100 Bible Verses about Anger

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 330 helpful votes

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 289 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

James 1:20 ESV / 267 helpful votes

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

James 1:19 ESV / 177 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Galatians 5:12 ESV / 135 helpful votes

I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 87 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 60 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Jonah 4:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”

Proverbs 29:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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.”

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Romans 2:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 16:29 ESV / 29 helpful votes

A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Psalm 37:8-9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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.

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

Proverbs 29:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 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.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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,

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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;

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Proverbs 27:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

Proverbs 27:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

Hebrews 3:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’”

Acts 7:54-58 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Nahum 1:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him.

Isaiah 48:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“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.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Isaiah 4:1-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy.

Proverbs 16:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.

Proverbs 6:34 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

Job 5:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Mark 3:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Isaiah 57:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made.

Proverbs 29:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

Proverbs 19:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.

Psalm 85:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.

Revelation 6:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Hosea 7:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They return, but not upward; they are like a treacherous bow; their princes shall fall by the sword because of the insolence of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 5:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You shall be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror, to the nations all around you, when I execute judgments on you in anger and fury, and with furious rebukes—I am the Lord; I have spoken—

Jeremiah 42:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: As my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You shall become an execration, a horror, a curse, and a taunt. You shall see this place no more.

Jeremiah 36:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It may be that their plea for mercy will come before the Lord, and that every one will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and wrath that the Lord has pronounced against this people.”

Jeremiah 33:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They are coming in to fight against the Chaldeans and to fill them with the dead bodies of men whom I shall strike down in my anger and my wrath, for I have hidden my face from this city because of all their evil.

Jeremiah 32:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, I will gather them from all the countries to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and in great indignation. I will bring them back to this place, and I will make them dwell in safety.

Jeremiah 30:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intentions of his mind. In the latter days you will understand this.

Isaiah 63:3-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel. For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come. I looked, but there was no one to help; I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold; so my own arm brought me salvation, and my wrath upheld me. I trampled down the peoples in my anger; I made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

Isaiah 57:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry, I struck him; I hid my face and was angry, but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart.

Isaiah 12:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

Proverbs 1:1-9:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Psalm 110:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.

Job 19:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.”

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.

2 Kings 13:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them continually into the hand of Hazael king of Syria and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael.

2 Kings 5:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.

1 Kings 11:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice

2 Samuel 22:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

2 Samuel 6:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God.

1 Samuel 28:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day.

Judges 10:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the Ammonites,

Joshua 23:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If you transgress the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them. Then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land that he has given to you.”

Joshua 7:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And they raised over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from his burning anger. Therefore, to this day the name of that place is called the Valley of Achor.

Numbers 11:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp.

Revelation 19:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

Revelation 15:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 15:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

Revelation 6:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Acts 23:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet contrary to the law you order me to be struck?”

Mark 5:7-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside,

Matthew 22:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Nahum 1:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.

Jonah 4:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

Daniel 9:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us.

Lamentations 2:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He has laid waste his booth like a garden, laid in ruins his meeting place; the Lord has made Zion forget festival and Sabbath, and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.

Lamentations 2:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He has cut down in fierce anger all the might of Israel; he has withdrawn from them his right hand in the face of the enemy; he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob, consuming all around.

Lamentations 2:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel; he has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.

Jeremiah 51:45 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Go out of the midst of her, my people! Let every one save his life from the fierce anger of the Lord!

Jeremiah 44:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore my wrath and my anger were poured out and kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, and they became a waste and a desolation, as at this day.

Isaiah 13:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

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