What Does the Bible Say About Anger?

There are times harsh words hurt our feelings. Or we are put in a difficult situation that cannot easily be understand. We must be very careful that this doesn't stir up trouble and anger in our hearts. We are right at the door to the path of sin. As soon as we explode and release our anger and emotion, Satan will take us to his planned scenario.

Let’s stop for a moment and go to God with a prayer, “Lord, please take away this anger from me.”  The anger in our hearts does not belong to us, and we must empty out this ugly and harmful emotion. The word of God is the lamp that guides our direction. May these Bible verses help in managing anger. 

1. In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
    - Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)

2. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
    - James 1:19-20 (NIV)

3. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
    - Ecclesiastes 7:9 (NIV)

4. Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
    - Proverbs 29:11 (NIV)

5. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    - Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

6.But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
    - Colossians 3:8 (NIV)

7. Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,
    - Proverbs 22:24 (NIV)

8. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or siste will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
    - Matthew 5:22 (NIV)

9. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
    - Psalm 37:8 (NIV)

10. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
    - Ephesians 4:31 (NIV)

11. An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
    - Proverbs 29:22 (NIV)

12. Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
    - Proverbs 12:16 (NIV)


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