31 Scriptures To Assist With Anger

31 Scriptures To Assist With Anger Management
31 Scriptures To Assist With Anger Management

These 31 Scriptures To Assist With Anger Management were compiled to do exactly that from the wisdom of God’s Word.

Most of us struggled at some time or another with anger-related issues, some more than others, but anger is an emotion all of us experience from time to time.

While gathering the Scriptures for this post I realized that God in His faithfulness made provision to assist us with anger relating issues and that the Bible is filled with wisdom on anger management.

Anger can be the root of issues that will eventually result in worse sins like anger outbursts, damaging property, assault, and murder.

On our journey to become more like Christ and to be holy just as God is holy we should keep our hearts with all diligence because out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

I pray that the Holy Spirit will minister to you from the wealth of the treasure chest of God’s Word on these precious Scriptures about anger.

31 Scriptures To Assist With Anger Management

1. A Gentle Answer 

“A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:1

2. Anger – Fruit Of The Flesh 

 “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,  envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Galatians 5:19-21

3. Apply These 

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.”

Psalm 37:8

4. Bad Influence 

“A violent man entices his neighbor,
And leads him in a way that is not good.”

Proverbs 16:29

5. Benefits Of Anger Management 

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 16:32

6. Calm Spirit 

“He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.”

Proverbs 17:27

7. Choose Your Friends Wisely 

“Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go”

Proverbs 22:24

8. Deeds Of The Angry Hot Tempered 

“An angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.”

Proverbs 29:22

9. Discretion & Glory 

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger,
And his glory is to overlook a transgression.”

Proverbs 19:11

10. Do Not Give The Devil An Opportunity 

 ” “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,  nor give place to the devil.”

Ephesians 4:26-27

11. Do You Stir Up Or Calm The Dispute? 

“A wrathful man stirs up strife,
But he who is slow to anger allays contention.”

Proverbs 15:18

12. Foolish & Ignorant Speculations 

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.  And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth”

2 Timothy 2:23-25

13. Home Without Peace 

“Better to dwell in the wilderness,
Than with a contentious and angry woman.”

Proverbs 21:19

14. Lack Of Self-Control

“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
Is like a city broken down, without walls.”

Proverbs 25:28

15. Lay Aside Falsehood

“Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.”

Ephesians 4:25

16. Leave It To God 

“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.  Therefore

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” “

Romans 12:19-20

17. No Righteousness In Anger 

“For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

James 1:20

18. Overcome Evil With Good 

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Romans 12:21

19. Pure Heart 

“Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9

20. Put These Aside 

“In which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.  Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds”

Colossians 3:7-9

21. Put These Things Away

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:31-32

22. Reward For Anger 

“But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”

Matthew 5:22

23. Righteous Judge

“God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.”

Psalm 7:11

24. Slow To Anger 

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath”

James 1:19

25. Slow To Anger Versus The Quick Tempered 

He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

Psalm 14:29

26. Source Of Quarrels & Conflicts 

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.”

James 4:1-2

27. The Evildoers Versus The Righteous  

“For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.”

Psalm 37:9

28. The Fool Versus The Prudent 

“A fool’s wrath is known at once,
But a prudent man covers shame.”

Proverbs 12:16

29. The Quick-Tempered & Evil Man 

“A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.”

Proverbs 14:17

30. The Way You Want To Be Treated 

“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.”

Luke 6:31

31. The Wise Holds His Temper Back 

“A fool vents all his feelings,
But a wise man holds them back.”

Proverbs 29:11

If there are any other Scriptures you would like to add to these, please tell us in the comments below.

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