101 Best Bible Quotes About Anger That Stay Etched

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Here are the 101 best handpicked bible quotes about anger:

From “The king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.” to “A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.”

So if you want the best bible quotes about anger, then you’re in the right place.

Let’s get straight to it!

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My Favorite Bible Quote About Anger


1 17

“The king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.”

— Proverbs 16:14

I find this quote the most interesting because it shows us that when anger overcomes us, it can lead to magnifying consequences, like death, that can change one’s life and this does not exempt anyone, even powerful figures.

That’s why it is important to possess the ability to calm down and possess wisdom that will help prevent destructive outcomes.

This bible quote tells me that maintaining composure and being rational at all times help us navigate conflicts and avoid unnecessary harm and suffering.

Best Handpicked Bible Quotes About Anger


2 14

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”

— Colossians 3:15


3 14

“I wish that those who disturb you would cut themselves off.”

— Galatians 5:12


4 14

“A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.”

— Proverbs 15:18


5 13

“Do all things without complaining and arguing.”

— Philippians 2:14


6 13

“Yahweh is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Yahweh has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.”

— Nahum 1:3


7 14

“Therefore Yahweh was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight. There was none left but the tribe of Judah only.”

— 2 Kings 17:18


8 15

“If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.”

— Proverbs 29:9


9 13

“But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God.”

— Romans 2:5


10 13

“When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.”

— Mark 3:5


11 16

“Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God.”

— Hebrews 3:12


12 15

“Yahweh said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?'”

— Jonah 4:4


13 16

“Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

— Romans 12:21


14 13

“A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.”

— Proverbs 16:29


15 14

“As I swore in my wrath, ‘They will not enter into my rest.’”

— Hebrews 3:11


16 13

“‘There is no peace’, says my God, ‘for the wicked.'”

— Isaiah 57:21


17 15

“Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.”

— Psalm 103:8


18 14

“Now the deeds of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.”

— Galatians 5:19-21


19 14

“Stand in awe, and don’t sin. Search your own heart on your bed, and be still.”

— Psalm 4:4


20 15

“Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.”

— Job 19:29


21 14

“For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won’t spare in the day of vengeance.”

— Proverbs 6:34


22 14

“But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife. The Lord’s servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient, in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth.”

— 2 Timothy 2:23-25


23 14

“The captains over hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded; and they each took his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath, with those who were to go out on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. The priest delivered to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been king David’s, which were in Yahweh’s house.”

— 2 Kings 11:9-10


24 14

“For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.”

— Job 5:2


25 14

“An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.”

— Proverbs 29:22


26 13

“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 Yahweh.”

— Leviticus 19:17-18


27 13

“Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Yahweh, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.”

— 1 Kings 11:9


28 13

“My people, go away from the middle of her, and each of you save yourselves from Yahweh’s fierce anger.”

— Jeremiah 51:45


29 13

“Don’t befriend a hot-tempered man, and don’t associate with one who harbors anger.”

— Proverbs 22:24


30 13

“For my name’s sake, I will defer my anger, and for my praise I hold it back for you, so that I don’t cut you off.”

— Isaiah 48:9


31 15

“For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don’t desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots.”

— 2 Corinthians 12:20


32 14

“A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.”

— Proverbs 29:11


33 14

“Not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.”

— 1 Peter 3:9


34 15

“I saw another great and marvelous sign in the sky: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them God’s wrath is finished.”

— Revelation 15:1


35 14

“But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.”

— Psalm 86:15


36 12

“A wise man fears and shuns evil, but the fool is hot headed and reckless. He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.”

— Proverbs 14:16-17


37 13

“Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.”

— 1 Peter 5:7


38 11

“Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-5


39 11

“For I will not contend forever, neither will I always be angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls whom I have made.”

— Isaiah 57:16


40 11

“Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, ‘Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.'”

— Exodus 34:6


41 11

“A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.”

— Proverbs 19:19


42 12

“Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, you backsliding Israel,’ says Yahweh; ‘I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,’ says Yahweh. ‘I will not keep anger forever.'”

— Jeremiah 3:12


43 12

“As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.”

— Luke 6:31


44 11

“Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is with people who take advice.”

— Proverbs 13:10


45 12

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

— Galatians 5:22-23


46 11

“But now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.”

— Colossians 3:8


47 13

“Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, ‘Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

— Romans 12:19


48 11

“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”

— Matthew 5:22


49 14

“It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.”

Proverbs 20:3


50 11

“So it will be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment, to the nations that are around you, when I execute judgments on you in anger and in wrath, and in wrathful rebukes—I, Yahweh, have spoken it.”

— Ezekiel 5:15


51 12

“Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don’t they come from your pleasures that war in your members? You lust, and don’t have. You murder and covet, and can’t obtain. You fight and make war. You don’t have, because you don’t ask.”

— James 4:1-2


52 11

“Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?”

— Proverbs 27:4


53 11

“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 righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven’t sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

— 1 John 1:8-10


54 12

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.”

— Philippians 2:13


55 11

“But I say, ‘Walk by the Spirit, and you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.'”

— Galatians 5:16


56 12

“A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.”

— Proverbs 12:16


57 10

“Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the fierceness of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken apart by him.”

— Nahum 1:6


58 9

“For which things’ sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.”

— Colossians 3:6:6


59 9

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.”

— Proverbs 10:12


60 9

“Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.”

— Ephesians 5:6


61 10

“God is a righteous judge, yes, a God who has indignation every day.”

— Psalm 7:11


62 10

“Lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.”

— Proverbs 22:25


63 9

“The people were complaining in the ears of Yahweh. When Yahweh heard it, his anger burned; and Yahweh’s fire burned among them, and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.”

— Numbers 11:1


64 9

“It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.”

— Proverbs 21:19


65 8

“If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don’t leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.”

— Ecclesiastes 10:4


66 10

“For the overseer must be blameless, as God’s steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain.”

— Titus 1:7


67 8

“You fathers, don’t provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

— Ephesians 6:4


68 9

“For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

— Psalm 30:5


69 7

“He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.”

— Proverbs 17:27


70 8

“The Lord is at your right hand. He will crush kings in the day of his wrath.”

— Psalm 110:5


71 8

“I was angry because of the iniquity of his covetousness, and struck him; I hid myself and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.”

— Isaiah 57:17


72 8

“Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

— 2 Timothy 2:227


73 8

“I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ lives in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.”

— Galatians 2:20


74 7

“A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.”

— Proverbs 27:3


75 7

“He said, ‘That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.'”

— Mark 7:20-23


76 6

“While men come to fight with the Chaldeans, and to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have killed in my anger and in my wrath, and for all whose wickedness I have hidden my face from this city.”

— Jeremiah 33:5


77 6

“Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.”

— Proverbs 29:8


78 6

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”

— Romans 1:18


79 6

“Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it.”

— Psalm 34:14


80 6

“Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.”

— Proverbs 25:28


81 6

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.”

— John 3:16-17


82 6

“Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do.”

— Colossians 3:12-13


83 6

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.”

— Ephesians 4:31 KJV


84 6

“I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.”

— 1 Timothy 2:8


85 6

“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.”

— 1 John 3:15


86 6

“For as the churning of milk produces butter, and the wringing of the nose produces blood; so the forcing of wrath produces strife.”

— Proverbs 30:33


87 6

“One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.”

— Proverbs 16:32


88 7

“Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

— 1 Corinthians 1:10


89 7

“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”

— Philippians 4:5


90 6

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

— Proverbs 15:1


91 6

“Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.”

— Proverbs 22:10


92 6

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.”

— Proverbs 19:11


93 7

“For the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God.”

— James 1:20


94 6

“Be angry, and don’t sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath.”

— Ephesians 4:26


95 7

“So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”

— James 1:19


96 6

“Don’t be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.”

— Ecclesiastes 7:9


97 6

“He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.”

— Proverbs 14:29


98 6

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.”

— Psalm 37:8-9


99 7

“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.”

— Proverbs 27:15 KJV


100 8

“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.”

— Proverbs 12:18 KJV


101 8

“A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.”

— Proverbs 21:14