100 Bible Verses about Angry

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 105 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.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 98 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 15:1 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

James 1:20 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:21 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.

James 1:19 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 44 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.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

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 29:22 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 37 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 / 32 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.

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 27 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;

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:33 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:17-18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 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. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 22 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 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

Psalm 37:8-9 ESV / 22 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.

James 4:1-2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Proverbs 14:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 20 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.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 19 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 22:24-25 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Proverbs 19:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 18 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.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.

Psalm 145:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Job 5:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Ephesians 4:26-31 ESV / 15 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. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. ...

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

Proverbs 29:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Colossians 3:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

Galatians 5:19-20 ESV / 12 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,

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

1 John 1:8-10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Galatians 5:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Mark 7:20-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Nahum 1:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Galatians 5:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Jonah 4:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Proverbs 27:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Genesis 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

Colossians 2:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ecclesiastes 10:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 6 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: ...

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Isaiah 48:9 ESV / 6 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 28:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Psalm 78:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.

Numbers 11:1 ESV / 6 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.

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Genesis 4:5-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.

Mark 9:43 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.

2 Samuel 19:43 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, “We have ten shares in the king, and in David also we have more than you. Why then did you despise us? Were we not the first to speak of bringing back our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Genesis 49:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce, and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

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