Bible Portal

Want to know what the Bible says about controlling our emotions? Here are 56 Bible verses about controlling our emotions from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

Use the up or down arrow next to each verses to vote for this topic. Your input is important for us to improve it.

Note: Always check the context of a verse; Click the "Read Full Chapter" button next to each verse to read more. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say.

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
622
Proverbs 16:32 NIV
Better a patient person than a warrior,
    one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
539
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
397
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
397
Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
197
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
174
Proverbs 12:16 NIV
Fools show their annoyance at once,
    but the prudent overlook an insult.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
151
Proverbs 25:28 NIV
Like a city whose walls are broken through
    is a person who lacks self-control.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
150
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
128
1 John 2:16 NIV
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
123
Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
117
Joshua 1:9 NIV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
94
Luke 6:45 NIV
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
93
Galatians 5:17 NIV
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
86
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
76
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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
67
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
52
Colossians 3:15 NIV
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
50
Hebrews 4:15 NIV
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
44
Ephesians 5:18 NIV
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Read Full Chapter
Copy
44

Group of Brands