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Helpful Scriptures on Anger

Updated: Nov 9, 2019

Psalms 37:8 “Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.”

Proverbs 14:29 “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.”

Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:18 “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.”

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

Proverbs 22:24, 25 “Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man. Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.”

Proverbs 29:11 “A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.”

Matthew 5:22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good for nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.”

Galatians 5:19 “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions….and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Ephesians 4:26-31 “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun do down on your anger. And do not give the devil an opportunity.. ….

Colossians 3:8 “But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.”

James 1:19,20 “This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.”

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