100 Bible Verses about Fits Of Anger

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 44 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.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

James 1:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 26 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.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 23 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 / 23 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 18 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 22:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 17 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 15 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 5:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Titus 1:7 ESV / 12 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,

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 12 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.

Mark 11:15-17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18 ESV / 10 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.

Proverbs 29:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Mark 3:5 ESV / 9 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 29:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 7 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.

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ...

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 12:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Luke 9:51-55 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them.

2 Chronicles 16:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in the stocks in prison, for he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa inflicted cruelties upon some of the people at the same time.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

John 3:36 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 2:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.”

Isaiah 12:1 ESV / 6 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 14:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Psalm 106:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account,

Genesis 49:5-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen. 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.

Genesis 4:3-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 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.” ...

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 4:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 5 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 Kings 11:9 ESV / 5 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

Numbers 20:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?”

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1 John 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jeremiah 30:24 ESV / 4 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 48:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Esther 7:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the king arose in his wrath from the wine-drinking and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm was determined against him by the king.

1 Samuel 20:34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him.

1 Samuel 20:30-34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother's nakedness? For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom shall be established. Therefore send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die.” Then Jonathan answered Saul his father, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” But Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him. So Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death. And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him.

Numbers 25:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So Israel yoked himself to Baal of Peor. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.

Exodus 11:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, you and all the people who follow you.’ And after that I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 3 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.

Psalm 145:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 3 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.

Judges 2:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said, “Because this people has transgressed my covenant that I commanded their fathers and have not obeyed my voice,

Numbers 25:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people and hang them in the sun before the Lord, that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.”

Leviticus 19:17-18 ESV / 3 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.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 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,

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 2 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.

James 4:1-2 ESV / 2 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.

James 3:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 2 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26-31 ESV / 2 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 / 2 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, ...

Galatians 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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.

Galatians 5:19-20 ESV / 2 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,

Galatians 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 2 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;

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 2 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.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 2:13-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.”

Luke 6:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 2 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.

Matthew 5:21-22 ESV / 2 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.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 2 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.

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

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