100 Bible Verses about Anger

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 1,562 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 1,492 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 1,269 helpful votes

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

James 1:20 ESV / 1,226 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 1,204 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 1,023 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 932 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 910 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 876 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 846 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.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 794 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 783 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 16:32 ESV / 716 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 / 629 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 547 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 522 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.

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 428 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 359 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;

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 347 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:12 ESV / 320 helpful votes

I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 286 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:17-18 ESV / 281 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.

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:8-9 ESV / 267 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 4:31-32 ESV / 265 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.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 257 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.”

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 252 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 29:22 ESV / 248 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 232 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 / 229 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 227 helpful votes

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

James 4:1-2 ESV / 217 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 22:24-25 ESV / 213 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.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 212 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,

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 191 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.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

Mark 7:20-23 ESV / 182 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.”

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 178 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.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 176 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, ...

Ephesians 4:26-31 ESV / 153 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. ...

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Jonah 4:4 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 146 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,

Proverbs 19:19 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:16-17 ESV / 138 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.

Mark 3:5 ESV / 127 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.

Job 5:2 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:33 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 121 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 121 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,

Romans 12:21 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Nahum 1:3 ESV / 109 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 29:9 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 48:9 ESV / 106 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.

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 95 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.

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 95 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 4:23 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 89 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 16:29 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 80 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

James 1:2 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Proverbs 15:1-3 ESV / 77 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Genesis 4:5-8 ESV / 75 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.

Proverbs 14:1-29:27 ESV / 74 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. ...

Proverbs 27:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:5 ESV / 71 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.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 70 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.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Proverbs 29:8 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 59 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 53 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.

1 Kings 11:9 ESV / 52 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

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18 ESV / 48 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 2:1-29 ESV / 46 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: ...

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 45 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.

Hebrews 3:1-12:29 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, ...

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 42 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 20:1-23:35 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life. It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. ...

Mark 7:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

They saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

Colossians 3:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:34 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 36 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 12:1-16:33 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. ...

Leviticus 19:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Proverbs 10:1-12:28 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. ...

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

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