35 Bible Verses about Quick Temper

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

James 1:20 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 120 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 14:29 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 95 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 / 71 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 65 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 19:11 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:21 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV / 55 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25-32 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 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. ...

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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 29:22 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:7-8 ESV / 38 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, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

James 3:17-18 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

John 13:35 ESV / 28 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

James 1:1-27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 10:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 19 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. ...

John 6:38 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Ezekiel 25:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord God.

Proverbs 6:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

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