Anger is an emotion that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. It’s a feeling that lets us know we don’t like something. However, if you don’t learn to control your anger, it might cause more harm than good.
The Bible teaches us how to manage our emotions, the value of being calm, and the importance of letting love lead. Here are some anger bible verses to assist you to calm down when you’re angry about anything.
Prayer for when you’re angry
Gracious Lord, today, I stand before you to ask for a change of heart. When things don’t go my way, I often become angry. But, according to your words, I should not let the sun set on my anger.
So, today, I pray that you will assist me in calming my rage. Please quiet my heart and give me serenity when I become upset because of sentiments of hurt and frustration. Assist me in restraining my anger. In Jesus’ name, let your Holy Spirit dwell in me and teach me to be patient. Amen
Anger bible verses NKJV
By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Do all things without complaining and disputing.
A fool’s wrath is known at once,
But a prudent man covers shame.
You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
For as the churning of milk produces butter, and wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
An angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
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.
2 Timothy 2:23-25
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,
He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, but he who is impulsive exalts folly.
Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul
A wrathful man stirs up strife,
But he who is slow to anger allays contention
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
If the spirit of the ruler rises against you,
Do not leave your post; For conciliation pacifies great offenses.
21-day anger bible reading plan
One very effective way to study and meditate on the word of God is to read it often. So below we’ve added a 21-day bible reading plan on anger to help you study and understand what the bible says about anger.
We hope by the end of this bible reading plan, you will be able to understand what the bible says about anger, the consequences of anger and how to be calm. Here are a few questions to ask yourself after each reading;
- How do you understand the scripture?
- What does the scripture tell you about anger?
- How can you apply this scripture in your life?