Anger can be found in God's Word over 200 times! Here is a list we compiled of the 16 most powerful scriptures on anger:
Proverbs 29:11 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Proverbs 14:29 - He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
James 1:20 - For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
James 1:19 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Proverbs 19:11 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19-20 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Galatians 5:12 - I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
Proverbs 16:32 - He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Ephesians 4:26-27 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Proverbs 15:18 - A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Psalms 103:8 - The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
What does the Bible say about anger?
The Bible instructs us to refrain from being angry. It says to forsake wrath and do what you must to not fret. It further explains to remain at peace and to cast the care of what may be causing the anger on the Lord. He will strengthen and help you. God's Word says that the person who is slow to anger is of great understanding but those who are quick to get mad are fools.
How does the Bible say to overcome anger?
First, the Word of God says to admit when you are feeling angered. Second, it says to remain in a place of walking in love. If there is someone to forgive then forgiveness must be given. Thirdly, pray about the situation that angers you. Seek the Lord and He will show you what to do. Fourthly, while praying, ask God to help you work through what troubles you. He cares and will help you calm down. Lastly, resist the temptation to continue to think about the situation that bothers you. This is no easy task but the Bible does say to renew your mind by God's Word so that your thoughts align with His will.
What does Psalms say about anger?
In Psalm 37:8-9 the Bible says" Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land."
In Psalm 7:11 it says, "11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day."
What causes anger according to the Bible?
Anger is a natural emotion that rises up in any of us. The problem is when it tries to take control of us. That is where the Bible makes it clear that we need to resist it and remain in God's peace. Our feelings and emotions should never overtake our desire to live in a way that pleases God.