Bible Verses & Quotes About Anger, Anger Management, Bitterness, Dealing With Anger & Hurts
Bible Verses & Quotes On Anger, Bitterness, Dealing With Anger Below (After Thoughts).
We all get angry from time to time. We are encouraged to use our anger constructively, not destructively. Anger is sometimes appropriate – there are certain things we definitely need to get angry about. However, the wrong type of anger can lead to great danger, hatred, and even murder, i.e. Constructive versus Destructive Anger. Anger takes our eyes and hearts away from God. Anger often prevents us from seeing our own faults. We should calm down and examine the reasons behind our anger. We should not lash out in anger when we are confronted or corrected. We should instead listen patiently – if there is an issue we need to address, we should do so; otherwise we should calmly explain to the person confronting us that they are mistaken. Likewise, instead of letting anger fester in us, we should approach the person in question and have a calm and honest discussion about whatever is causing us to be angry or upset.
We should be slow to anger, and learn to always control our anger. We should never discipline anyone in anger.We should be very careful with what we say or do while we are angry, as this can lead to sin, and to many other regrets that we can never take back. We should always remember the great danger of words spoken in anger. We must learn to control our anger and not let give the devil a chance to use us while we are angry. God is a loving God – He will always love us and he is very patient with us, but he too can get angry. We should always remember to treat God with reverence and respect, obeying and trusting him always. We should be careful about the company we keep, so we are not influenced negatively. We can learn self control and how to use anger constructively from God, as well as others that show good examples of such.
Bible Verses On Anger, Dealing With Anger and Bitterness, Destructive Anger
Ephesians 4:26 – 27 “And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” (NLT)
James 1:19 “Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.” (AMP)
Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.” ~ KJV Ad.
“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.” (NKJV)
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (KJV)
Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” (KJV)
“Have I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” ~KJV Ad.
Leviticus 19:17-18 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.” (ESV)
Proverbs 22:24-25 “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.” (NIV)
“An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.” (NIV)
James 3:5-5 “It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.” (The Message)
Proverbs 15:18 “People with quick tempers cause trouble, but those who control their tempers stop a quarrel.” (NCV)
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.” (KJV)
Proverbs 19:11 “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (ESV)
“It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.” (NIV)
Matthew 5:21 – 22a “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.” (NIV)
Ephesians 4:31-32 “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.” ~KJV Ad.
Proverbs 17:9 “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” (NLT)
John 2:15-16 “When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” (NKJV)
Psalm 30:5 “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (KJV)
Mark 3:3-5 “And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.” 4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.” (NKJV)
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” (NIV)
Psalm 145: 8-9 “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” (NIV)
“They refused to listen,
And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them;
So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt
But You are a God of forgiveness,
Gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;
And You did not forsake them.” (NASB)
“You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.”‘ (NIV)