Here are the 85 Bible Verses about Anger from the Old and New Testaments of The Holy Bible (King James Version) sorted from most to least relevant.
10 Best Bible Verses about Anger
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
More Bible Verses about Anger
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?
For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.
The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.
They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the Lord have spoken it.
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;