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228 Bible Verses about Anger

Want to know what the Bible says about Anger? Here are 228 Bible verses about Anger from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 14:29 NIV
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
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James 1:20 NIV
because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
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Ephesians 4:26 NIV
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
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Proverbs 15:1 NIV
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
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James 1:19 NIV
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
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Ecclesiastes 7:9 NIV
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.
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Proverbs 19:11 NIV
A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
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James 1:19-20 NIV
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
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Ephesians 4:31 NIV
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
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Proverbs 29:11 NIV
Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.
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Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
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Proverbs 16:32 NIV
Better a patient person than a warrior,
    one with self-control than one who takes a city.
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Colossians 3:8 NIV
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
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Proverbs 15:18 NIV
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister 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.
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Romans 12:19 NIV
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
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Galatians 5:12 NIV
As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
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Proverbs 14:17 NIV
A quick-tempered person does foolish things,
    and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.
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Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
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Proverbs 22:24 NIV
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
    do not associate with one easily angered,
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