15 Bible Verses About Anger Management to Help You Control Your Emotions

In our daily life, we always get mad for something unpleasant, and thus even hurt the people around us. Meanwhile, we feel distress and remorse. Below are 15 important verses about anger management and some related articles to help you control your emotions so that we may be angry but not commit sins, thus living free from anger.

15 Bible Verses About Anger Management to Help You Control Your Emotions


Extended reading: How to Keep Temper When Hurt by Others


James 4:1-2
From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.

Ephesians 4:26-27
Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

Proverbs 14:17
He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 22:24
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Psalm 37:8
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil.

James 1:19-20
Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Colossians 3:8
But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 19:11
The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Matthew 5:22
But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

1 Corinthians 13:5-7
Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; … Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.


Editor’s Note:

In fact, most of the time we know being angry is not after God’s heart. But for our own interests, we always can’t help losing temper. When we are about to boil over, think more on why we get mad and the aftermath of being angry, which can effectively help us control our temper and lessen the number of times we get angry. Also, we should always pray to God and seek His help and guidance for this matter. This way, gradually we will change.

Extended reading:

3 Steps for Prayers to Be Answered

How to Get Along with the Short-tempered Boss


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