14 Bible Verses About Anger
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14 Bible Verses You Should Read When You’re Angry

In the heat of anger, it’s easy to lose sight of Jesus’ teachings and what He expects from us. Anger itself isn’t a sin, but it can quickly lead us down a path of hurtful words and actions. As we navigate daily challenges and frustrations, we need a source of wisdom and comfort to guide us back to a place of peace.

Scripture offers a wealth of insight into handling our emotions with grace. Here are 14 Bible verses that can help us understand and manage our anger, drawing us closer to Christ’s example of patience and love.

Ephesians 4:26-27

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“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” -Ephesians 4:26-27

2 Timothy 2:23-25

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“Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone,able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,” -2 Timothy 2:23-25

Ecclesiastes 10:4

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“If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place,
for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.” Ecclesiastes 10:4

Leviticus 19:17-18

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“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.” -Leviticus 19:17-18

Ephesians 4:31-32

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“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.” -Ephesians 4:31-32

Proverbs 19:11

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“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” -Proverbs 19:11

Proverbs 16:32

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“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” -Proverbs 16:32

James 1:19-20

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“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.” -James 1:19-20

Proverbs 29:11

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“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” -Proverbs 29:11

Psalm 103:8

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“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” -Psalm 103:8

Psalm 37:8

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“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” -Psalm 37:8

James 1:19-20

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“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.” James 1:19-20

Proverbs 14:17

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“A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.” -Proverbs 14:17

Romans 12:21

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“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” -Romans 12:21

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