Bible Verses for Dealing with Anger

Bible Verses for Dealing with Anger

What To Do When You Feel Angry

James 1:19-20 – My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

Ephesians 4:26 – “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Proverbs 15:1 – A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger

Matthew 6:14 – For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Proverbs 14:29 – A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

Proverbs 16:32 – Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 – Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Romans 12:19-21 – Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 25:21-22 – If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

Hebrews 10:30 – For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Ephesians 4:31-32 – Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Matthew 5:22-24 – But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

Proverbs 14:16-17 – A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.

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

Psalm 37:8 – Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.