100 Bible Verses about Gods Anger

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 131 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 14:29 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 129 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.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

James 1:20 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 90 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 29:22 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 80 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18 ESV / 72 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 12:16 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 61 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.

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 56 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 52 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;

Mark 3:5 ESV / 52 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.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 44 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.”

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 42 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.

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:5 ESV / 38 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.

Proverbs 30:33 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 38 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.

Proverbs 14:16-17 ESV / 37 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.

Leviticus 19:17-18 ESV / 36 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.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 34 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,

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 33 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 / 33 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 33 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.

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 33 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.

John 3:36 ESV / 33 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.

Psalm 37:8-9 ESV / 33 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 31 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 25:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Matthew 21:12-13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

Psalm 78:38 ESV / 30 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.

Galatians 5:19-20 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,

John 2:13-16 ESV / 28 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.”

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 11:9-10 ESV / 28 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 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord commanded.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 26 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 5:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Micah 7:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 25 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.”

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 25 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 25 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.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 24 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 29:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ezra 8:22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”

1 Kings 11:9 ESV / 24 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

Genesis 4:5-8 ESV / 24 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.

1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. ...

Romans 5:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Matthew 3:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 13:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Did not your fathers act in this way, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Now you are bringing more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.”

Numbers 11:1 ESV / 22 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.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 21 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 / 21 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 John 1:8-10 ESV / 20 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.

Ephesians 4:26-31 ESV / 20 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. ...

Galatians 5:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Judges 5:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Lord, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the region of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens dropped, yes, the clouds dropped water.

Joshua 22:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Did not Achan the son of Zerah break faith in the matter of the devoted things, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? And he did not perish alone for his iniquity.’”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 19 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.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Colossians 3:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

Nehemiah 5:6-7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I was very angry when I heard their outcry and these words. I took counsel with myself, and I brought charges against the nobles and the officials. I said to them, “You are exacting interest, each from his brother.” And I held a great assembly against them

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Exodus 15:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries; you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Genesis 4:4-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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.” Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed 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.

Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV / 16 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 14 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,

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Galatians 5:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Nehemiah 9:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

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