Anger: Some Scriptures That May Help

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Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

1 Timothy 2:8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

Psalm 4:4-5 Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.

1 John 2:9–11  Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

Proverbs 30:33 For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”

Proverbs 29:22 An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

Proverbs 22:24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.

Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”

Psalm 37:8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do fret—it leads only to evil.

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